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monometer

[muh-nom-i-ter]
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

monometer

noun
  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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