Origin of iamb
Examples from the Web for iamb
Occasionally, however, and especially in the longer poems, the regular recurrence of the iamb is a little monotonous.Studies of Contemporary Poets|Mary C. Sturgeon
Some, however, refer it to the supposed lop-sidedness or inequality of badgers' feet, answering to the ⏑— of the iamb.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III|John Cleveland
The group seems a sort of combination of the iamb and trochee, and has an element in every possible zone of the movement cycle.
They are both within the zone of the unaccented syllable of the iamb.
The group seems an iamb with a duplicated unaccented syllable.
noun plural iambs, iambi (aɪˈæmbaɪ) or iambuses prosody
Word Origin for 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.