Definition of iambus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

iambus

 noun
noun
NAmE//aɪˈæmbəs//
 
(pl. iambi
NAmE//aɪˈæmbaɪ//
 
, iambuses)
(also iamb
NAmE//ˈaɪæm//
 
, NAmE//ˈaɪæmb//
 
)
(technology)
 
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a unit of sound in poetry consisting of one weak or short syllable followed by one strong or long syllable
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: iambus