heptameter

[ hep-tam-i-ter ]
/ hɛpˈtæm ɪ tər /

noun Prosody.

a verse of seven metrical feet.

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Origin of heptameter

1895–1900; <Medieval Latin heptametrum<Greek heptámetron a verse of seven feet. See hepta-, meter2

OTHER WORDS FROM heptameter

hep·ta·met·ri·cal [hep-tuh-me-tri-kuhl], /ˌhɛp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heptameter

heptameter
/ (hɛpˈtæmɪtə) /

noun

prosody a verse line of seven metrical feet

Derived forms of heptameter

heptametrical (ˌhɛptəˈmɛtrɪkəl), adjective
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