Simple Definition of iamb
: a unit of rhythm in poetry that consists of one syllable that is not accented or stressed followed by one syllable that is accented or stressed (as in the words away or above )
Variants of iamb
Origin of iamb
Latin iambus, from Greek iambos
First Known Use: 1586
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