1

decameter

play
noun deca·me·ter \ˈde-kə-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of decameter

Origin and Etymology of decameter

French décamètre, from déca- + mètre meter


2

decameter

play
noun de·cam·e·ter \de-ˈka-mə-tər, də-\

Definition of decameter

  1. :  a line of verse consisting of 10 metrical feet

Origin and Etymology of decameter

Greek dekametron, from deka- + metron measure, meter


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up decameter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!