Definition of "iamb" [i•amb]
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) a metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one (Ã¢ÂÂ¡ Ã¢ÂÂ)
- (noun) a line of verse of such feet
Use "iamb" in a sentence
- "The "iamb" series makes visual reference to Josef Strau, an artist who uses lamps in his sculptures, and with whom Ms."
- "And you can flip around an iamb so that the line begins with a little triplet, or an eighth note and a sixteenth note, which happens a lot—as in “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.”"
- "You can change an initial trochee to an iamb by adding an “And” or an “O.”"