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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables.

Usage examples (22)
  • As has already been said, the iambus is the common foot of English verse.
  • His imagination is too bold to be confined by the petty limits of trochee or iambus.
  • He could make Greek iambics, and doubted whether the bishop knew the difference between an iambus and a trochee.
  • It is a decasyllabic line, with a trochee substituted for an iambus in the third foot — Around: me gleamed: many a: bright se: pulchre. for more
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