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hypermeter

noun hy·per·me·ter \hī-ˈpər-mə-tər\

Definition of HYPERMETER

1
:  a verse marked by hypercatalexis
2
:  a period comprising more than two or three cola
hy·per·met·ric \ˌhī-pər-ˈme-trik\ or hy·per·met·ri·cal \-tri-kəl\ adjective

Origin of HYPERMETER

Late Latin hypermetrus hypercatalectic, from Greek hypermetros beyond measure, beyond the meter, from hyper- + metron measure, meter
First Known Use: circa 1656

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