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English definition of “iambic”

iambic

adjective uk   /aɪˈæm.bɪk/ specialized us  
describes a rhythm (= pattern of words) used in poetry, in which each short syllable that is not stressed is followed by a long or stressed syllable: Most of Shakespeare's verse is written in iambic pentameter (= rhythm with each line made of five iambic pairs).Poetry
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