Origin of iambFrench iambe from Classical Latin iambus from Classical Greek iambos
nounpl. i·ambs, also i·am·bus·es or i·am·bi
- A metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, as in delay.
- A metrical foot in quantitative verse composed of a short syllable followed by a long one.
Origin of iambFrench iambe from Latin iambus from Greek iambos