hypermeter

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

noun Prosody.

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

Nearby words

  1. hypermature cataract,
  2. hypermedia,
  3. hypermegasoma,
  4. hypermenorrhea,
  5. hypermetabolism,
  6. hypermetria,
  7. hypermetropia,
  8. hypermicrosoma,
  9. hypermile,
  10. hypermiling

Origin of hypermeter

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

Related formshy·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 Formshypermetric (ˌhaɪpəˈmɛtrɪk) or hypermetrical, adjective

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