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Iamb

Iamb \I"amb\, n. [Cf. F. iambe. See Lambus.] An iambus or iambic. [R.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
iamb

1842, from French iambe (16c.), from Latin iambus, from Greek iambos (see iambic). Iambus itself was used in English in this sense in 1580s.

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iamb

n. A metrical foot in verse consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

WordNet
iamb
  1. n. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables [syn: iambus]

  2. [also: iambi (pl)]

Wikipedia
Iamb (poetry)

An iamb or iambus is a metrical foot used in various types of poetry. Originally the term referred to one of the feet of the quantitative meter of classical Greek prosody: a short syllable followed by a long syllable (as in "delay"). This terminology was adopted in the description of accentual-syllabic verse in English, where it refers to a foot comprising an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable (as in a-bove).

Iamb (band)

Iamb is a band from the Central Coast of California. While it began as a solo recording project by frontman Ross Major, Iamb now performs with various members as a band. The music can be described as a combination of indie, post-rock, or folk music.

The music video for Iamb's first single, "I Don't Care What Happens," has been featured on MTV and MTVu.

Iamb has released a full-length album and a 7" record on independent label Real Love Records

Iamb

Iamb, iambus, or iambic may refer to:

Usage examples of "iamb".

Frank once again claimed her while she picked at the boiled leg of Iamb with cauliflower.

Your daughter always bleeps like a Iamb, and young Sam had just fallen asleep.

Gramercy Place, they were unable to get a coherent story of why he had done the disgusting act, for he had lapsed into a stentorian tone of Biblical fervor, pontificating about the blood of the Iamb and the curse of Jezebel and the eternal fires of Perdition.

Willie forgets to eat sometimes, and he talks to himself in iambs, and his silver hair frizzes, and Aunt Easy sometimes has to lead him in from the garden which apparently now grows symbols.

It made no use of the traditional stress-patterned metrics he knew so well, the iambs and trochees and dactyls, the spondees and anapests, out of which Furvain had always built his poems with such swiftness and ease.

For the next seven years, despite repeated strokes, my grandfather worked at a small desk, piecing together the legendary fragments into a larger mosaic, adding a stanza here, a coda there, soldering an anapest or an iamb.

Willie forgets to eat sometimes, and he talks to himself in iambs, and his silver hair frizzes, and Aunt Easy sometimes has to lead him in from the garden which apparently now grows symbols.