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Definition of Iambus

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(Poetry) metrical foot consisting of two syllables (the first syllable is short and the second long or the first syllable is unstressed and the second stressed)
Iambus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
N M
iambus| metrical foot (one short-one long); iambic trimeter (as invictive)
Iambus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in /mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.
  
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iambus
\i*am"bus\ (?), n.; pl. l. iambi (#), e. iambuses (#). [l. iambus, gr. &?;; prob. akin to &?; to throw, assail (the iambus being first used in satiric poetry), and to l. jacere to throw. cf. jet a shooting forth.] (pros.) a foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in ămāns, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. see the couplet under iambic, n.
iambus
n : a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables [syn: iamb]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
(synonym) iamb
(hypernym) metrical foot, foot, metrical unit
Iambus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Iamb, iambus, or iambic may refer to:
Meter and poetry
Classical poetry and quantitative verse
  • Iamb (poetry)
  • Choliamb
  • Iambic trimeter
  • Iambus (genre)

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