dim·​e·​ter ˈdi-mə-tər How to pronounce dimeter (audio)
: a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or of two dipodies

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek dimetros, adjective, being a dimeter, from di- + metron measure — more at measure

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimeter was in 1589

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

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