hypermeter

noun hy·per·me·ter \ hī-ˈpər-mə-tər \

Definition of hypermeter

1 : a verse marked by hypercatalexis
2 : a period comprising more than two or three cola

hypermetric

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈme-trik\ or hypermetrical play \ˌhī-pər-ˈme-tri-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hypermeter

Late Latin hypermetrus hypercatalectic, from Greek hypermetros beyond measure, beyond the meter, from hyper- + metron measure, meter


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