[ UK /ˈi‍əmbɪk/ ]
  1. of or consisting of iambs
    iambic pentameter
  1. a verse line consisting of iambs
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  • Whether normal Spanish verse has, or ever had, binary movement, with the occasional substitution of a "troche" for an "iambic," or vice-versa, is in dispute. [ Modern Spanish Lyrics
  • In particular, it can be demonstrated that the choliambs, mixed with iambs, of the Hellenistic fable are comparable to those of a work with very very pronounced Cynic features, the choliambic ‘Life of Alexander’.
  • Shakespeare often wrote in iambic pentameter, meaning five iambic "feet" per line, each "foot" being a soft-hard syllable pair … da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM. Chicagotribune.com -
  • The introductory 11 verses end with 6 standard galliambics, setting off the two principle lines in the middle and their motifs as the most emphatic.
  • Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.
  • Actually, the prevailing wisdom that iambic pentameter is somehow ideal for relating the rhythms of English speech seems deeply flawed to me. Dipodic Verse : A.E. Stallings : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation
  • A poem of 14 lines in iambic pentameter, which follows the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efefgg. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet
  • Herondas too, the author of mimes written in choliambs (‘limping iambics’), a metre typical of the archaic iambist Hipponax, dedicates an apologetic-programmatic poem, Mimiambus 8, to the defence of his poetics.
  • Scazonic, or halting, iambics; a choliambic (a lame, halting iambic) differs from the iambic Senarius in always having a spondee or trichee for its last foot; the fifth foot, to avoid shortness of meter, being generally an iambic. Fables
  • An Admonition of Warning to England comprises twenty-four rhyming couplets in alternating lines of iambic hexameter and heptameter.
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