noun, plural i·am·bi [ahy-am-bahy] /aɪˈæm baɪ/, i·am·bus·es.
Words nearby iambus
Origin of iambus
Examples from the Web for iambus
"Home," by Margaret Mahon, is a poem in that rather popular modern measure which seems to waver betwixt the iambus and anapaest.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922|Howard Phillips Lovecraft
But others say that Torrhebus first used that mode, as Dionysius the Iambus relates.'The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
The foot consisting of an unaccented followed by an accented syllable is called an iambus.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
The daintiest alternation of iambus and trochee is joined to the serpent's cunning in swiftly tripping dactyls.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
The choriambus is a verse-foot consisting of a trochee united with and preceding an iambus, -∪∪-.