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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.]
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
(Poetry) designating a verse line consisting of five metrical feet
pen•tam•e•ter(pɛnˈtæm ɪ tər)
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.
a verse of five metrical feet.See also: Verse
A meter of five feet to the line.