iambic

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From Ancient Greek ἰαμβικός (iambikos).

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iambic (comparative more iambic, superlative most iambic)

  1. (Prosody) Consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance
    • 1908, Frank Gilbert Bruner, The Hearing of Primitive Peoples, page 17
      [J]ust before the rhythm becomes iambic, there will be a point reached at which the rhythm can hardly be said to be more iambic than it is trochaic.

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iambic (plural iambics)

  1. (prosody) An iamb; A line or group of lines of iambs.

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