Definition of "iambic pentameter" 
- (noun) A poetic meter consisting of a line with five feet in each of which the iamb is dominant.
Use "iambic pentameter" in a sentence
- "So-called iambic pentameter is in its deepest essence a six-beat line."
- "And then Fenton says that iambic pentameter is, quote, a line of five feet, each of which is a ti-tum."
- "But I hope it shows that what we call iambic pentameter is really, if you count the rest the way you must count it, a kind of slow waltz rhythm."