[kawr-ee-amb, -am, kohr-] /ˈkɔr iˌæmb, -ˌæm, ˈkoʊr-/

noun, Prosody.
a foot of four syllables, two short between two long or two unstressed between two stressed.
noun (pl) -ambs, -ambi (-ˈæmbaɪ)
(prosody) a metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones (– ◡ ◡ –)


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