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noun Prosody.
  1. 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
Related formshep·ta·met·ri·cal [hep-tuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌhɛp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for heptameter

Historical Examples

  • The heptameter is usually divided into a tetrameter and a trimeter; the octameter, into two tetrameters.

    English: Composition and Literature

    W. F. (William Franklin) Webster

British Dictionary definitions for heptameter


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