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See definition of iambic on Dictionary.com
  • as inpoetic
  • as inpoetical

synonyms for iambic

  • anapestic
  • dactylic
  • dramatic
  • elegiac
  • epic
  • epical
  • epodic
  • idyllic
  • imaginative
  • lyric
  • lyrical
  • melodious
  • metrical
  • odic
  • rhythmical
  • romantic
  • songlike
  • tuneful

antonyms for iambic

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  • prosaic
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    How to use iambic in a sentence

    The rhythm of the lines is marked, the effect upon the ear being quite like that of English iambic pentameters hypercatalectic.
    FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
    There are four feet in each verse; so the poem is written in iambic tetrameter.
    ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
    In this stanza the prevailing foot is iambic, but the first foot is trochaic.
    ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
    It is contemplative and poised, and is frequently blended with other feet, especially with iambic, to express deliberation.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    The iambic foot, more than any other, expresses controlled passion,—passion expressed with deliberation.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    It would be impossible for him to talk in a steady, straight-forward iambic, or even in the hesitating, emotional trochee.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    A positive settling of the question by his own illustration is indicated by the emphasis of the iambic movement in the next line.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    The metres employed by Epicharmus were iambic trimeter, and especially trochaic and anapaestic tetrameter.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
    The meter is iambic pentameter; but the first foot of the second line is a trochee, and emphasizes thoughts with fine effect.
    ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO IAMBIC

    • anapestic
    • dactylic
    • dramatic
    • elegiac
    • epic
    • epical
    • epodic
    • iambic
    • idyllic
    • imaginative
    • lyric
    • lyrical
    • melodious
    • metrical
    • odic
    • rhythmical
    • romantic
    • songlike
    • tuneful
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