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Definition of iambic

What is the definition of "iambic"?
  • i•am•bicadjective
  • 1. Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance: iambic pentameter.


  • i•am•bicnoun
  • 1. An iamb.
    2. A verse, stanza, or poem written in iambs. Often used in the plural.


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  • "In this poem the feet are iambic and there are four of them, consequently we name the meter of this poem _iambic tetrameter_."

    ""The twilight hours like birds flew by," is made up of four iambic feet, and is therefore an _iambic tetrameter_."

    "But I hope it shows that what we call iambic pentameter is really, if you count the rest the way you must count it, a kind of slow waltz rhythm."

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