hypermeter

noun
hy·​per·​me·​ter | \ hī-ˈpər-mə-tər How to pronounce hypermeter (audio) \

Definition of hypermeter

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

Other Words from hypermeter

hypermetric \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce hypermetric (audio) \ or hypermetrical \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce hypermetrical (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hypermeter

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hypermeter

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

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The first known use of hypermeter was circa 1656

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“Hypermeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermeter. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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