iambic definition

  • adjective:
    • comprising iambs or characterized by their particular predominance: iambic pentameter.
    • Consisting of iambs or characterized by their particular predominance
    • comprising a short syllable followed by an extended one, or of an unaccented syllable followed closely by an accented.
    • Pertaining to, or made up of, iambics
    • of or comprising iambs
  • noun:
    • An iamb.
    • A verse, stanza, or poem written in iambs. Often found in the plural.
    • An iamb; A line or selection of outlines of iambs.
    • An iambic base; an iambus.
    • A verse made up of iambic feet.
    • A satirical poem (these types of poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.
    • In prosody: Same as iambus
    • Averse or metrical period comprising iambi.
    • a verse range composed of iambs
  • others:
    • Pertaining to the iambus; employing iambics: since, iambic meter; an iambic poet.
    • Consisting of an iambus, or of iambics: as, an iambic foot; an iambic verse or poem.

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