Definition of iamb in English:

Share this entry

iamb

Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪam(b)/

noun

Prosody
Another term for iambus.
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.

Words that rhyme with iamb

Priam

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: iamb

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.