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

Other Words from hypermeter

hypermetric \ˌhī-pər-ˈme-trik \ or hypermetrical \ˌhī-pər-ˈme-tri-kəl \ 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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