Definition of Iambus

1. Noun. A metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables.

Exact synonyms: Iamb
Generic synonyms: Foot, Metrical Foot, Metrical Unit



Definition of Iambus

1. n. A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in ămāns, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.

Definition of Iambus

1. Noun. (poetry) an iamb ¹

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Definition of Iambus

1. an iamb [n -BUSES or -BI] - See also: iamb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iambus

iamb
iambi
iambic
iambic pentameter
iambical
iambically
iambick
iambics
iambist
iambists
iambize
iambized
iambizes
iambizing
iambs
iambus (current term)
iambuses
ianfu
ianthina
ianthine
ianthinite
iatraliptic
iatraliptics
iatrapistic
iatric
iatrical
iatro-
iatrochemical
iatrochemist
iatrochemistry

Literary usage of Iambus

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1. A System of English Versification: Containing Rules for the Structure of the by Erastus Everett (1848)
"Three of these, the iambus, the Trochee and the Anapest, ... Quantity of the iambus. The iambus, which is the ground of English numbers, ..."

2. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"The word, according to forne, took he fife from iambus, the fon of Pan and Echo? who invented thig 'foot; or, perhaps, ..."

3. A System of Greek Prosody and Metre: For the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1839)
"... of an iambus and trochee, any variety of the iambus is admitted into the first part of the foot, and any variety of the trochee into the second. ..."

4. The Art of Versification by Joseph Berg Esenwein, Mary Eleanor Roberts Roberts (1920)
"The iambus, or Iambic Foot The cur | few tolls | the knell | of part | ing day, 10 rr ' i * i. ' iiir ' i The low | ing herd | winds slow | ly o'er | the ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"iambus, in prosody; a foot of two syllables, a Short and a long one. ... The German language, having a prosody, has, of course, the iambus, and mokes great ..."

6. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1876)
"In like manner the iambus, the Trochee, and tho Tribrach are metrical equivalents. ... Thus, The Spondee is often substituted for the iambus or the Trochee, ..."

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