heptameter

[hep-tam-i-ter]

Origin of heptameter

1895–1900; < Medieval Latin heptametrum < Greek heptámetron a verse of seven feet. See hepta-, meter2
Related formshep·ta·met·ri·cal [hep-tuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌhɛp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
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heptameter

noun
  1. prosody a verse line of seven metrical feet
Derived Formsheptametrical (ˌhɛptəˈmɛtrɪkəl), adjective
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