IPA: ˈaɪɑm


  • (prosody) A metrical foot in verse consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

Examples of "iamb" in Sentences

  • The iamb is the reverse of the trochee.
  • The reverse of an iamb is called a trochee.
  • Which would make it a spondee and an iamb, I guess.
  • In this case, each iamb is underscored with a flap step.
  • A line of iambic pentameter comprises five consecutive iambs.
  • With a polished iamb, trochee, dactyl, amphibrach and anapest.
  • The widow and her children went home without so much as an iamb.
  • An iamb or iambus is a metrical foot used in various types of poetry.
  • The metrical feet used in the poem are a mixture of anapests and iambs.
  • You can change an initial trochee to an iamb by adding an “And” or an “O.”
  • In a line of iambic pentameter, there are five rhythmic units that are iambs.
  • The IAMB tried to insist on certain financial controls, with limited success.
  • A sIr or cheer is a type of metrical foot that roughly corresponds to an iamb.
  • The "iamb" series makes visual reference to Josef Strau, an artist who uses lamps in his sculptures, and with whom Ms.
  • And you can flip around an iamb so that the line begins with a little triplet, or an eighth note and a sixteenth note, which happens a lot—as in “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.”
  • In Shakespeare's day the groundlings were a lot more unruly, and you could say that that actress wasn't being sincere or true to her Shakespearean traditions, taking umbrage at a harmless bit of tom foolery that wouldn't have caused Richard Burbage to drop so much as a single iamb from To be, or not to be.

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