IPA: ˈaɪɑmbɪk


  • (prosody) An iamb; a line or group of lines of iambs.


  • (prosody) Consisting of iambs (metrical feet with an unstressed-stressed pattern) or characterized by their predominance. [from Template:SAFESUBST: c.]

Examples of "iambic" in Sentences

  • I forgot about the iambic pentameter.
  • The iambic pentameter is rather rough.
  • That's the definition of iambic pentameter.
  • The general meter of the poem is iambic pentameter.
  • The last stanza is just a simple rhyme in Iambic Pentameter.
  • Dryden wrote the play in closed couplets of iambic pentameter.
  • Rhymed pairs of iambic pentameter lines form the heroic couplet.
  • Instead of pentameter, the lines were written in iambic tetrameter.
  • In the case of Shakespeare, isn't iambic pentameter a form of blank verse
  • In English, iambic pentameter is by far the most frequently employed meter.
  • A poem of 14 lines in iambic pentameter, which follows the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efefgg.
  • I also left wanting to speak extemporaneously in iambic pentameter, but that is Shagspeare's fault.
  • In your graduate studies, did you find out why most of her poetry was written in iambic tetrameter?
  • Written in iambic tetrameter, it is better known today by the title “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
  • "The twilight hours like birds flew by," is made up of four iambic feet, and is therefore an _iambic tetrameter_.
  • In this poem the feet are iambic and there are four of them, consequently we name the meter of this poem _iambic tetrameter_.
  • But I hope it shows that what we call iambic pentameter is really, if you count the rest the way you must count it, a kind of slow waltz rhythm.
  • When you've got a couple of top-five New York Times best sellers under your belt and you want to do a five hundred page exploration of terrorism in iambic pentameter, go for it.

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