Meaning of “iambic pentameter” in the English Dictionary


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iambic pentameternoun [ U ]

us /ɑɪˈæm·bɪk penˈtæm·ɪ·t̬ər/

literature a style of writing poems in lines of ten syllables with emphasis on the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth syllable

(Definition of “iambic pentameter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)