- a verse of three measures or feet.
- consisting of three measures or feet.
- Classical Prosody. composed of six feet or three dipodies.
Origin of trimeter
Examples from the Web for trimeter
Historical Examples of trimeter
The trimeter iambic is a foot longer than our heroic measure.
A trimeter is a division of verse consisting of three measures of two feet each.The Browning Cyclopdia
The common-meter stanza contains four iambic lines, the first and third being tetrameter, and the second and fourth trimeter.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
A stanza made up of tetrameter alternating with trimeter is very common.
The heptameter is usually divided into a tetrameter and a trimeter; the octameter, into two tetrameters.
- a verse line consisting of three metrical feet
- designating such a line
"a verse of three metrical feet," 1560s, from Latin trimetrus, from Greek trimetros "having three measures," from tri- "three" + metron "a measure" (see meter (n.2)).