iamb

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From French iambe in the mid-1800s, from Latin iambus, from Ancient Greek ἴαμβος (íambos). Displaced iambus which shares the same classical origin.

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iamb (plural iambs)

  1. A metrical foot in verse consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

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