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noun Prosody.
  1. a line of verse of one measure or foot.
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Origin of monometer

1840–50; < Late Latin: composed in one meter < Greek monómetros, equivalent to mono- mono- + métr(on) meter2 + -os adj. suffix
Related formsmon·o·met·ri·cal [mon-uh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌmɒn əˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, mon·o·met·ric, adjective
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Historical Examples of monometer

  • In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter.

    Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

    F. V. N. Painter

British Dictionary definitions for monometer


  1. prosody a line of verse consisting of one metrical foot
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Derived Formsmonometrical (ˌmɒnəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl) or monometric, adjective
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