hep·​tam·​e·​ter hep-ˈta-mə-tər How to pronounce heptameter (audio)
: a line of verse consisting of seven metrical feet

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heptameter was circa 1849

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“Heptameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptameter. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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