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hypermeter

[ hahy-pur-mi-ter ]
/ haɪˈpɜr mɪ tər /
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noun Prosody.
a verse or line containing additional syllables after those proper to the meter.
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Origin of hypermeter

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypermeter

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 of hypermeter

hypermetric (ˌhaɪpəˈmɛtrɪk) or hypermetrical, adjective
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