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[dim-i-ter] /ˈdɪm ɪ tər/
noun, Prosody.
a verse or line of two measures or feet, as He is gone on the mountain,/He is lost to the forest.
Origin of dimeter
1580-90; < Late Latin dimeter < Greek dímetros of two measures, a dimeter, equivalent to di- di-1 + -metros, adj. derivative of métron meter1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are in both three series of iambuses—the dimeter, the cataleptic trimeter, and the acataleptic.

    Myth and Science Tito Vignoli
British Dictionary definitions for dimeter


(prosody) a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or a verse written in this metre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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