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tetrameter

[ te-tram-i-ter ]
/ tɛˈtræm ɪ tər /
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noun
Prosody. a verse of four feet.
Classical Prosody. a line consisting of four dipodies in trochaic, iambic, or anapestic meter.
adjective
Prosody. consisting of four metrical feet.
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Origin of tetrameter

1605–15; <Latin tetrametrus<Greek tetrámetros having four measures. See tetra-, meter2
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrameter

tetrameter
/ (tɛˈtræmɪtə) /

noun prosody
a line of verse consisting of four metrical feet
a verse composed of such lines
(in classical prosody) a line of verse composed of four dipodies
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