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pen·tam·e·ter

 (pĕn-tăm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. Verse written in lines of five metrical feet.
2. A single line of such verse.

[Latin, from Greek pentametros : penta-, penta- + metron, measure; see meter1.]

pentameter

(pɛnˈtæmɪtə)
n
1. (Poetry) a verse line consisting of five metrical feet
2. (Poetry) (in classical prosody) a verse line consisting of two dactyls, one stressed syllable, two dactyls, and a final stressed syllable
adj
(Poetry) designating a verse line consisting of five metrical feet

pen•tam•e•ter

(pɛnˈtæm ɪ tər)
n.
1. a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
2. unrhymed verse of five iambic feet; English heroic verse.
adj.
3. consisting of five metrical feet.
[1540–50; < Latin pentametrus < Greek pentámetros. See penta-, meter2]
pen•tam′e•trist, n.

pentameter

a verse of five metrical feet.
See also: Verse

pentameter

A meter of five feet to the line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pentameter - a verse line having five metrical feet
verse line, verse - a line of metrical text
Translations

pentameter

[penˈtæmɪtəʳ] Npentámetro m

pentameter

nPentameter m

pentameter

[pɛntˈæmɪtəʳ] npentametro
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