A metrical foot consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable.
More example sentences
- Thus in the last stanza quoted, after the surge of anapaests in the first two lines, spondees, dactyls, and iambs begin to appear.
- So I know if the language has iambs or trochees, right from the start.
- Looking first for iambs seemed an excellent centring and calming technique.
Definition of iamb in:
- The British & World English dictionary