iambic

a.

  1. Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.
  2. Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus.

n.

  1. An iambic foot; an iambus.
  2. A verse composed of iambic feet.
  3. A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.