dimeter

[ dim-i-ter ]
/ ˈdɪm ɪ tər /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. dimer,
  2. dimercaprol,
  3. dimeric,
  4. dimerize,
  5. dimerous,
  6. dimethoate,
  7. dimethoxymethane,
  8. dimethyl,
  9. dimethyl polysiloxane,
  10. dimethyl sulfate

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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Examples from the Web for 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

/ (ˈdɪmɪtə) /

noun

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