iambus definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of iamb.
    • an iamb
    • A foot comprising a quick syllable followed closely by a long one, such as ămāns, or of an unaccented syllable followed closely by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. Start to see the Couplet under iambic, n.
    • In prosody, a foot of two syllables, the first quick or unaccented in addition to second lengthy or accented.
    • a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

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