heptameter

noun
hep·​tam·​e·​ter | \ hep-ˈta-mə-tər How to pronounce heptameter (audio) \

Definition of heptameter

: a line of verse consisting of seven metrical feet

First Known Use of heptameter

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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