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heptameter

[hep-tam-i-ter] /hɛpˈtæm ɪ tər/
noun, Prosody.
1.
a verse of seven metrical feet.
Origin of heptameter
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Medieval Latin heptametrum < Greek heptámetron a verse of seven feet. See hepta-, meter2
Related forms
heptametrical
[hep-tuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌhɛp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The heptameter is usually divided into a tetrameter and a trimeter; the octameter, into two tetrameters.

    English: Composition and Literature

    W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for heptameter

heptameter

/hɛpˈtæmɪtə/
noun
1.
(prosody) a verse line of seven metrical feet
Derived Forms
heptametrical (ˌhɛptəˈmɛtrɪkəl) adjective
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