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iambus

[ahy-am-buh s] /aɪˈæm bəs/
noun, plural iambi
[ahy-am-bahy] /aɪˈæm baɪ/ (Show IPA),
iambuses.
1.
iamb.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin < Greek íambos
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iamb

/ˈaɪæm; ˈaɪæmb/
noun (prosody) (pl) iambs, iambi (aɪˈæmbaɪ), 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
Word Origin
C19 iamb, from C16 iambus, from Latin, from Greek iambos
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