I·am·bus n.; pl. L. Iambi E. Iambuses Pros. A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.
n : a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables [syn: iambus]
[also: iambi (pl)]