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Iamb Definition

A foot consisting of two syllables where the first is short or unstressed and the second is long or stressed e.g. as in 'beSIDE'.

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Other Iamb Definition

[n] a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables



Misc. Definitions

\I"amb\, n. [Cf. F. iambe. See {Lambus}.] An iambus or iambic. [R.]

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