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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·am·bic a.
 1. Pros. Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.
 2. Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·am·bic, n.
 1. Pros. (a) An iambic foot; an iambus. (b) A verse composed of iambic feet.
 Note:The following couplet consists of iambic verses.
 Thy gen- | ius calls | thee not | to pur- | chase fame
 In keen | iam- | bics, but | mild an- | agram.   --Dryden.
 2. A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or consisting of iambs; "iambic pentameter"
      n : a verse line consisting of iambs