diamb

noun

di·​amb
ˈdīˌam also -mb
variants or diiamb
(ˈ)dī¦īˌa-
plural diambs or diiambs
-mz
: a metrical foot consisting of two iambs : an iambic dipody reckoned as a single compound foot : a double iamb
diambic
(ˈ)dī¦ambik
adjective
or diiambic
¦dīˌī¦a-

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin diiambus, from Greek diiambos, from di- + iambos iamb

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“Diamb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diamb. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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