from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of iamb.
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- n. an iamb
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In prosody, a foot of two syllables, the first short or unaccented and the second long or accented.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
From Greek ἴαμβος "a poetic meter". (Wiktionary)