hypermetric definition

  • adjective:
    • Having more than one syllables besides those found in a regular metrical unit or line of verse.
    • Being one of these simple extra syllables.
    • Having a redundant syllable.
  • others:
    • In prosody: surpassing the right measure; having a syllable at the conclusion in excess of the meter represented; especially, dolichuric: because, a hypermetric verse or line, in excess of normal size; more than dicolic or tricolic: as, a hypermetric duration. See hypermeter, hypermetron.

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