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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: iambus, from Greek iambos

iamb

noun
     
i‧amb also i‧am‧bus [countable] technical
AL a unit of rhythm in poetry, that has one short or weak beat followed by a long or strong beat, as in the word 'alive'
iambic adjective
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