- a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
- Also called elegiac pentameter. Classical Prosody. a verse consisting of two dactyls, one long syllable, two more dactyls, and another long syllable.
- unrhymed verse of five iambic feet; heroic verse.
- consisting of five metrical feet.
Origin of pentameter
Examples from the Web for pentameter
Historical Examples of pentameter
It is either hexameter or pentameter, according to the scansion?
The subject of transit must be Olympias, since otherwise the pentameter is without a subject.
For the quadrisyllable ending to the pentameter, see at ii 10 Alcinoo (p 164).
The error was induced by nec at the start of the pentameter.
The more natural abest absitque cannot be placed in a pentameter.
- a verse line consisting of five metrical feet
- (in classical prosody) a verse line consisting of two dactyls, one stressed syllable, two dactyls, and a final stressed syllable
- designating a verse line consisting of five metrical feet