diamb

noun di·amb \ˈdīˌam also -mb\
variants: or

diiamb

\(ˈ)dī¦īˌa-\

Definition of diamb

plural

diambs

or

diiambs

\-mz\
  1. :  a metrical foot consisting of two iambs :  an iambic dipody reckoned as a single compound foot :  a double iamb

diambic

\(ˈ)dī¦ambik\ or

diiambic

\¦dīˌī¦a-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of diamb

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


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