iambic

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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
jampski

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 ?
It should also be illegal for young persons to be present either at iambics or comedies before they are arrived at that age when they are allowed to partake of the pleasures of the table: indeed a good education will preserve them from all the evils which attend on these things.
Phaedrus, a slave by birth or by subsequent misfortunes, and admitted by Augustus to the honors of a freedman, imitated many of these fables in Latin iambics about the commencement of the Christian era.
Plichard Bentley, at the close of the seventeenth century, to examine more minutely the existing versions of Aesop's Fables, and he maintained that many of them could, with a slight change of words, be resolved into the Scazonic l7 iambics, in which Babrias is known to have written: and, with a greater freedom than the evidence then justified, he put forth, in behalf of Babrias, a claim to the exclusive authorship of these fables.
All the while, the poem creates its desired effect through a disruption of strict iambics which has nothing to do with the original Latin meter.
To make Friek, Odell brewed multiple Kriek Iambics, then transferred the beer into oak barrels to age and sour.
Gilman's prose approaches the condition of poetry: written in enjambed iambics, (iambic X-ameter), combined with the sprung rhythm of Gerard Manley Hopkins' revival of Old English verse.
On Meter in General and on Robert Frost's Loose Iambics in Particular.
Elsewhere, more often than not, Kanyadi is a playful poet, playing not with emotions but with words, rhymes, and iambics in a way that imparts a lightness of touch and softens the hard days of our existence: "don't look behind because your loved ones / are not following in your track / it's time to find a tree and hang there / your worn-out empty haversack" ("Going Away").
Wallace makes no prescriptive call for poets to write in iambics; rather, he suggests that all poets writing in meter are writing in iambics, whether intentionally or not.
2834 perhaps belongs to the same period, for although it makes no mention of Goritz's feasts, like the others, it refers to both iambics and nooses: "In Coritium Poetarum Cynedum Iocus: Insignes laqueis duae fuerunt / Sponsae, filia non pii Lycambe/Proscissa Archilochi mariti iambo, et / Sponsa barbara, avara, iniqua, mendax, / Inque adulterio novo reperta / Nuper Coritii a suis poetis.
Brouwerij Boon's Mariage Parfait is so-called because it is considered the "perfect marriage" of Iambics, with 90% of the blend consisting of Iambic about 18 months old, about 5% made up of three year old Iambic, and 5% made up of very young Lambic (the latter to provide fermentable sugars and viable yeasts).
Their Gueze was brewed in the tradition of Belgian Iambics but using a blend of ale yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter.