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Definition of iambic:

  1. A satirical poem ( such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.
  2. A verse composed of iambic feet.
  3. An iambic foot; an iambus.
  4. Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.
  5. Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus.


couplet, rhyme, hexameter, foot, iamb, pentameter, verse, meter, quatrain, poetry, canto, dactyl, heroic couplet.

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