from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable or a short syllable followed by a long syllable, as in delay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A metrical foot in verse consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An iambus or iambic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as iambus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
French iambe, from Latin iambus, from Greek iambos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French iambe, from Latin iambus. (Wiktionary)