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.
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Origin of long measure
First recorded in 1710–20
Words nearby long measure
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Richardson and Smollett and Fielding gave them a plenty of long-measure novels.The Spirit of America|Henry Van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for long measure
another name for linear measure
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