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hypermeter

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noun hy·per·me·ter \hī-ˈpər-mə-tər\

Definition of hypermeter

  1. 1 :  a verse marked by hypercatalexis

  2. 2 :  a period comprising more than two or three cola

hypermetric play \ˌhī-pər-ˈme-trik\ or hypermetrical play \-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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