decameter

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noun (1)

deca·​me·​ter ˈde-kə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce decameter (audio)

decameter

2 of 2

noun (2)

de·​cam·​e·​ter de-ˈka-mə-tər How to pronounce decameter (audio)
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: a line of verse consisting of 10 metrical feet

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

French décamètre, from déca- + mètre meter

Noun (2)

Greek dekametron, from deka- + metron measure, meter

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1810, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decameter was in 1810

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Cite this Entry

“Decameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decameter. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

decameter

noun
deca·​me·​ter
ˈdek-ə-ˌmēt-ər
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