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Meaning of iamb

i•amb

Pronunciation: (ī'am, ī'amb), [key]
— n. Pros.
  1. a foot of two syllables, a short followed by a long in quantitative meter, or an unstressed followed by a stressed in accentual meter, as in Come live / with me / and be / my love.
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