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Iambic Definition

A foot consisting of two syllables where the accent lies on the second syllable .


Iambic Poem Example

hello, avoid, the rush


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Other Iambic Definition

[n] a verse line consisting of iambs
[adj] (prosody) of or consisting of iambs; "iambic pentameter"

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verse, verse line

Misc. Definitions

\I*am"bic\, a. [L. iambicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. iambique.]
1. (Pros.) Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.
2. Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See {Lambus}.
\I*am"bic\, n.
1. (Pros.) (a) An iambic foot; an iambus. (b) A verse composed of iambic feet. Note: The following couplet consists of iambic verses. Thy gen- | ius calls | thee not | to pur- | chase fame In keen | iam- | bics, but | mild an- | agram. --Dryden.
2. A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.

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