decameter

noun (1)
deca·​me·​ter | \ ˈde-kə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce decameter (audio) \

Definition of decameter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

decameter

noun (2)
de·​cam·​e·​ter | \ de-ˈka-mə-tər How to pronounce decameter (audio) , də- \

Definition of decameter (Entry 2 of 2)

: a line of verse consisting of 10 metrical feet

First Known Use of decameter

Noun (1)

1810, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decameter

Noun (1)

French décamètre, from déca- + mètre meter

Noun (2)

Greek dekametron, from deka- + metron measure, meter

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“Decameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decameter. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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