dimeter definition

  • noun:
    • A line of verse consisting of two metrical foot.
    • A line of verse composed of two measures of two feet each, especially one out of iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter in ancient prosody.
    • A line in a poem having two metrical legs.
    • A poetic metre in which each range has actually two legs.
    • In prosody, a verse or period composed of two legs or dipodies: as, an Ionic dimeter; iambic dimeters.
    • A line of verse composed of two metrical feet.
    • A line of verse composed of two steps of two legs each, specifically one in iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter in classical prosody.
    • A line in a poem having two metrical feet.
    • A poetic metre in which each range has actually two legs.
    • In prosody, a verse or period consisting of two foot or dipodies: since, an Ionic dimeter; iambic dimeters.
  • adjective:
    • Having two poetical steps or yards.
    • Having two poetical steps or yards.
  • others:
    • In prosody, composed of two actions; divisible into two foot or dipodies.
    • In prosody, composed of two measures; divisible into two foot or dipodies.

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