Meaning of iamb in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪam(b)/


another term for iambus
‘Thus in the last stanza quoted, after the surge of anapaests in the first two lines, spondees, dactyls, and iambs begin to appear.’
  • ‘So I know if the language has iambs or trochees, right from the start.’
  • ‘Looking first for iambs seemed an excellent centring and calming technique.’
  • ‘Jim found that he had a talent for thinking in iambs, for coming up with rhymes.’
  • ‘What good do you do anyone by writing verses, getting cash for silly slanders, peddling iambs as a huckster peddles trash?’