from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance: iambic pentameter.
- n. An iamb.
- n. A verse, stanza, or poem written in iambs. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance
- n. An iamb; A line or group of lines of iambs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented.
- adj. Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics
- n. An iambic foot; an iambus.
- n. A verse composed of iambic feet.
- n. A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the iambus; employing iambics: as, iambic meter; an iambic poet.
- Consisting of an iambus, or of iambics: as, an iambic foot; an iambic verse or poem.
- n. In prosody: Same as iambus
- n. Averse or metrical period consisting of iambi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or consisting of iambs
- n. a verse line consisting of iambs
From Ancient Greek ἰαμβικός. (Wiktionary)