iamb iamb

Definition(s):

  • (n) a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

Usage(s):

  • He loads in the sex scenes but makes his Shakespeare a timid, ineffectual "Stratford bumpkin," afraid of impotence and 'baldness, who could hardly tell an iamb from his two left .

News

  • A whole lot of Boxes

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- This weekend at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St., the Contemporary Youth Arts Company stages its 15 annual summer monologue-athon, "Boxes 15: Ye Olde Boxes," where 14 young actors undertake "an evening of iamb...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /