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1. iamb

noun. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables.

Synonyms

  • foot
  • metrical foot
  • iambus

Antonyms

  • subtract
  • head

Etymology

  • iambe (French)
  • iambus (Latin)

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1. Noun, singular or mass
The word iamb means the foot is in the pattern of unstressed/stressed, and pentameter means there are five feet, or sets of syllables in each line.

2. Adjective
An iamb foot pattern combined with a line of five feet would be an iambic pentameter.

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