noun. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables.
- metrical foot
- iambe (French)
- iambus (Latin)
Example sentences of the word iamb
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.
An iamb foot pattern combined with a line of five feet would be an iambic pentameter.