iambic


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Related to iambic: Iambic pentameter, Iambic meter, Iambic tetrameter

i·am·bic

 (ī-ăm′bĭk)
adj.
Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance: iambic pentameter.
n.
1. An iamb.
2. often iambics A verse, stanza, or poem written in iambs.

iambic

(aɪˈæmbɪk) prosody
adj
1. (Poetry) of, relating to, consisting of, or using an iamb or iambs
2. (Poetry) (in Greek literature) denoting a type of satirical verse written in iambs
n
3. (Poetry) a metrical foot, line, or stanza of verse consisting of iambs
4. (Poetry) a type of ancient Greek satirical verse written in iambs
iˈambically adv

i•am•bic

(aɪˈæm bɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to, consisting of, or employing iambs.
2. of or designating Greek satirical poetry written in iambs.
n.
3.
a. an iamb.
b. Usu., iambics. a verse or poem consisting of iambs.
4. a satirical Greek poem in this meter.
[1565–75; < Latin < Greek]

iambic

A metrical foot of two syllables with the second accented.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iambic - a verse line consisting of iambs
verse line, verse - a line of metrical text
Adj.1.iambic - of or consisting of iambs; "iambic pentameter"
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
Translations
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iambic

[aɪˈæmbɪk]
A. ADJyámbico
B. Nyambo m, verso m yámbico
C. CPD iambic pentameter Npentámetro m yámbico

iambic

adjjambisch; iambic pentameterfünffüßiger Jambus
nJambus m
References in classic literature ?
For there is no common term we could apply to the mimes of Sophron and Xenarchus and the Socratic dialogues on the one hand; and, on the other, to poetic imitations in iambic, elegiac, or any similar metre.
Thence what the lofty grave Tragedians taught In chorus or iambic, teachers best Of moral prudence, with delight received In brief sententious precepts, while they treat Of fate, and chance, and change in human life, High actions and high passions best describing.
It is unfortunately impossible to trace the plan of the poem, which presumably detailed the adventures of this unheroic character: the metre used was a curious mixture of hexametric and iambic lines.
and in the last line the iambic pentameter gives place to an Alexandrine (an iambic hexameter).
DCDVD has started the year brightly, and Iambic continues to
Performers who have waxed iambic in the works of Shakespeare over the years at the Globe include Marsha Mason, Christopher Reeve, Kelsey Grammer, Marcia Cross, Jon Voight, John Goodman, Dana Delany, JoBeth Williams, Hal Holbrook and Victor Garber.
There is already a Welsh translation of the play by JT Jones of Porthmadog, who stuck strictly to the meter and iambic pentameter of the original work.
The characters don't declaim the dialog in a stilted iambic pentameter as if the words themselves and not their meaning are of primary importance.
Then, admitting to a certain confusion, I tentatively offered that it was a fine poem but it was not iambic pentameter.
But this is done at the cost of giving up on the original's energetic iambic pentameter.
The nearly two thousand iambic pentameter lines of the Salve Deus proper at once retell the biblical story of Christ's Passion and continue the imaginative vision of women's community begun in the dedications.
Arranged in chronological order, by author's date of birth--oddly, not date of publication--the volume puts its best iambic feet forward first with "Provide, Provide," Robert Frost's meditation on a faded movie star's transient glory.