Definition of iambic in English:
Of or using iambuses: the epilogue is written in the finest iambic verse
More example sentences
- This probably refers to the anapaestic and iambic chants which accompanied armed dances and processions at certain Spartan festivals.
- The central theme of iambic poetry was traditionally invective, that is personal attack, mockery, and satire.
- In poetic terms I used to step out a good iambic metre, lively and heroic.
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1Iambic verse as a genre.
- Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.
- These days my feet tend more to the caution of the spondaic than the remorseless, heroic march of the iambic.
- You can mix it all up, iambic, hexameter, off-rhymes, scats, raps and syncopated accents.
1.1 (iambics) Iambic verse.
- She will slip from dactyls to iambics, pentameter to trimeter, quatrains to sestets.
- ‘The Beautiful Changes’ consists of three six-line stanzas in loose iambics with an anapestic lilt.
- There is often a meandering discursivity in the rhythm and content of Prynne's fractured iambics.
Definition of iambic in:
- US English dictionary