trimeter

noun
trim·​e·​ter | \ ˈtri-mə-tər How to pronounce trimeter (audio) \

Definition of trimeter

: a line of verse consisting of three dipodies or three metrical feet

First Known Use of trimeter

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trimeter

Latin trimetrus, from Greek trimetros having three measures, from tri- + metron measure — more at measure

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“Trimeter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimeter. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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