long meter


: a quatrain in iambic tetrameter in which the second and fourth lines and often the first and third lines rhyme

called also long measure

Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of long meter was in 1718

Dictionary Entries Near long meter

Cite this Entry

“Long meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20meter. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!