Definition of mimiambus in English:

mimiambus

noun

Classical Prosody
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  • A mime written in iambic verse, a genre invented by the Hellenistic poet Herodas.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From Latin *mīmiambus, inferred singular of classical Latin mīmiambī, plural from Hellenistic Greek μιμίαμβοι, plural from ancient Greek μῖμος + ἴαμβοι, plural of ἴαμβος.

Pronunciation

mimiambus

/ˌmɪmɪˈambəs//ˌmʌɪmɪˈambəs/