Iambic meaning

ī-ămbĭk
The definition of iambic is containing a short, unaccented syllable followed by a longer, accented syllable.

An example of iambic is the word "evolve."

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An iamb.
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An iambic line of poetry.
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(Prosody) Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance.
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(prosody) An iamb; A line or group of lines of iambs.
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Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance.

Iambic pentameter.

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An iamb.
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A verse, stanza, or poem written in iambs.
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Of or made up of iambs.
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Origin of iambic

  • From Ancient Greek ἰαμβικός (iambikos).

    From Wiktionary