mo·​nom·​e·​ter mə-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce monometer (audio)
: a line of verse consisting of a single metrical foot or dipody

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek monometros, from mon- + metron measure — more at measure

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monometer was circa 1846

Dictionary Entries Near monometer

Cite this Entry

“Monometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on monometer

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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