Definition of alexandrine
: a line of verse of 12 syllables consisting regularly of 6 iambs with a caesura after the third iamb
Origin of alexandrine
French alexandrin, adjective, from Alexandre Alexander the Great; from its use in a poem on Alexander
First Known Use: 1667
Rhymes with alexandrine
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