pentameter

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pen·tam·e·ter

noun \pen-ˈta-mə-tər\

: a rhythm in poetry that has five stressed syllables in each line

Full Definition of PENTAMETER

:  a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet

Examples of PENTAMETER

  1. a poem written in iambic pentameter

Origin of PENTAMETER

Latin, from Greek pentametros having five metrical feet, from penta- + metron measure — more at measure
First Known Use: 1580

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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