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Related to iambus: Iambic pentameter
Variant of iamb.
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i•amb(ˈaɪ æm, ˈaɪ æmb)
a prosodic foot of two syllables, a short followed by a long in quantitative meter, or an unstressed followed by a stressed in accentual meter, as in Come live / with me / and be / my love.
[1835–45; short for iambus]
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|Noun||1.||iambus - a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables|
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