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Definition of "iambs" [iambs]

  • Plural form of iamb. (noun)

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Use "iambs" in a sentence
  • "This year's intention was to be so strict at blank verse blogging that my comments, too, would be in iambs five."
  • "Well, not by simply repeating the present perfect, but by simply repeating the present perfect as the last three iambs in a line begun with the word ‘generations,’ the accent of which word falls on the penultimate syllable and thereby renders the meter of the first two feet completely ambiguous."
  • "And the initial anapestic foot of the second line seems to slide down after the discovery in the first line that not trochees but iambs are afoot."