- Also called long meter. Prosody. a four-line stanza in iambic tetrameter, often used in hymns, with the second and fourth lines rhyming and sometimes the first and third lines rhyming as well.
- linear measure.
Origin of long measure
First recorded in 1710–20
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- another name for linear measure
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