Definition of iamb in English:


Line breaks: iamb
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪam(b)


  • another term for iambus.
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    • 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.

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