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iamb

  
, iambus  
      n   pl   , iambs, iambi   , iambuses     (Prosody)  
1    a metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one (<iamb>)  
2    a line of verse of such feet  
     (C19 iamb, from C16 iambus, from Latin, from Greek iambos)  
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iambic, iambus, iambically, IA

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