Saturnian verse

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(Pros.) a meter employed by early Roman satirists, consisting of three iambics and an extra syllable followed by three trochees, as in the line: - Thĕ quēen | wăs īn | thĕ kītch | ĕn ēatĭng | brēad ănd | hōnĕy.

See also: Saturnian