Iambuses
Iambus I*am"bus, n.; pl. L. {Iambi}, E. {Iambuses}. [L. iambus, Gr. ?; prob. akin to ? to throw, assail (the iambus being first used in satiric poetry), and to L. jacere to throw. Cf. {Jet} a shooting forth.] (Pros.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in [a^]m[=a]ns, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under {Iambic}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • iambuses — i am·bus || aɪ æmbÉ™s n. (Poetry) foot consisting of two syllables (the first syllable is long and the second short or the first syllable is stressed and the second unstressed) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • iambic — [ʌɪ ambɪk] adjective Prosody of or using iambuses. noun (iambics) verse using iambuses …   English new terms dictionary

  • iambic — Poetry ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or using iambuses. ► NOUN (iambics) ▪ verse using iambuses …   English terms dictionary

  • Asynartete — A*syn ar*tete , a. [Gr. ? not united, disconnected; a priv. + ? with + ? to fasten to.] Disconnected; not fitted or adjusted. {A*syn ar*tet ic}, a. [1913 Webster] {Asynartete verse} (Pros.), a verse of two members, having different rhythms; as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asynartete verse — Asynartete A*syn ar*tete , a. [Gr. ? not united, disconnected; a priv. + ? with + ? to fasten to.] Disconnected; not fitted or adjusted. {A*syn ar*tet ic}, a. [1913 Webster] {Asynartete verse} (Pros.), a verse of two members, having different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asynartetic — Asynartete A*syn ar*tete , a. [Gr. ? not united, disconnected; a priv. + ? with + ? to fasten to.] Disconnected; not fitted or adjusted. {A*syn ar*tet ic}, a. [1913 Webster] {Asynartete verse} (Pros.), a verse of two members, having different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diiambus — Di i*am bus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; di = di s twice + ?. See {Lambus}.] (Pros.) A double iambus; a foot consisting of two iambuses (? ? ? ?). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iambi — Iambus I*am bus, n.; pl. L. {Iambi}, E. {Iambuses}. [L. iambus, Gr. ?; prob. akin to ? to throw, assail (the iambus being first used in satiric poetry), and to L. jacere to throw. Cf. {Jet} a shooting forth.] (Pros.) A foot consisting of a short… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iambus — I*am bus, n.; pl. L. {Iambi}, E. {Iambuses}. [L. iambus, Gr. ?; prob. akin to ? to throw, assail (the iambus being first used in satiric poetry), and to L. jacere to throw. Cf. {Jet} a shooting forth.] (Pros.) A foot consisting of a short… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iamb — or iambus noun (plural iambs or iambuses) Etymology: Latin iambus, from Greek iambos Date: 1586 a metrical foot consisting of one short syllable followed by one long syllable or of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable (as in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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