iambic

(redirected from Iambically)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

iambic

Prosody
1. (in Greek literature) denoting a type of satirical verse written in iambs
2. a metrical foot, line, or stanza of verse consisting of iambs
3. a type of ancient Greek satirical verse written in iambs
References in periodicals archive ?
In "My heart leaps up," for example, he suggests that we may read the verbal phrase iambically, stressing "up," or (in effect) spondaically, giving a stronger emphasis to "leaps" as well as to "up.