Definition for I-AM'BIC, or I-AM'BUS

I-AM'BIC, or I-AM'BUS, n. [L. iambus; Gr. ιαμβος.]

In poetry, a foot consisting of two syllables, the first short and the last long, as in delight. The following line consists wholly of iambic feet. He scorns | the force | that dares | his fu | ry stay.

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