iambus

iambus

[ahy-am-buhs]
noun, plural iambi [ahy-am-bahy] , iambuses.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin < Greek íambos

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iamb or iambus (ˈaɪæm, ˈaɪæmb, aɪˈæmbəs)
 
n , pl iambs, iambi, iambuses
1.  a metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one (⏓)
2.  a line of verse of such feet
 
[C19 iamb, from C16 iambus, from Latin, from Greek iambos]
 
iambus or iambus (ˈaɪæm, ˈaɪæmb, aɪˈæmbəs, aɪˈæmbaɪ)
 
n
 
[C19 iamb, from C16 iambus, from Latin, from Greek iambos]

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