dimeter

[dim-i-ter]
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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
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Historical Examples of dimeter

  • 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

dimeter

noun

prosody a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or a verse written in this metre
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