extrametrical

[ ek-struh-me-tri-kuh l ]
/ ˌɛk strəˈmɛ trɪ kəl /

adjective Prosody.

containing one or more syllables in addition to those required by the meter: an extrametrical line.

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Origin of extrametrical

First recorded in 1860–65; extra- + metrical
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