1. (a.) Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.

2. (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus.

3. (n.) An iambic foot; an iambus.

4. (n.) A verse composed of iambic feet.

5. (n.) A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.

Alexandrine accent accentuation amphibrach amphimacer anacrusis anapest antispast antispastic arsis bacchius beat cadence cadenced caesura catalexis chloriamb chloriambus colon counterpoint cretic dactyl dactylic dactylic hexameter diaeresis dimeter dipody dochmiac elegiac elegiac couplet elegiac pentameter emphasis epitrite feminine caesura foot heptameter heptapody heroic couplet hexameter hexapody iamb iambic pentameter ictus ionic jingle lilt masculine caesura measure measured meter metric metrical accent metrical foot metrical group metrical unit metron molossus mora movement numbers paeon pentameter pentapody period proceleusmatic prosodic pyrrhic quantity rhythm rhythmic scanning spondaic spondee sprung rhythm stress swing syzygy tetrameter tetrapody tetraseme thesis tribrach trimeter tripody triseme trochaic trochee


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