hypermeter

[ hahy-pur-mi-ter ]
/ haɪˈpɜr mɪ tər /

noun Prosody.

a verse or line containing additional syllables after those proper to the meter.

Origin of hypermeter

First recorded in 1650–60; hyper- + -meter

Related forms

hy·per·met·ric [hahy-per-me-trik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈmɛ trɪk/, hy·per·met·ri·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypermeter

hypermeter

/ (haɪˈpɜːmɪtə) /

noun

prosody a verse line containing one or more additional syllables

Derived Forms

hypermetric (ˌhaɪpəˈmɛtrɪk) or hypermetrical, adjective
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