iambically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

iambic +‎ -ally, or iambical +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

iambically (comparative more iambically, superlative most iambically)

  1. According to iambic meter.
    • 2001, David Keppel-Jones, The strict metrical tradition, page 27:
      First, English phrases tend to open iambically on an unstressed word (article, preposition, or conjunction), as with The rising world and the waters in the line before us.