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a. Verse written in lines of two metrical feet.
b. A single line of such verse.
a. Classical quantitative verse consisting of two measures of two feet each, especially in iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter.
b. A single line of such verse.

[Late Latin dimeter, dimetrus, having two verses, from Greek dimetros : di-, two; see di-1 + metron, meter; see meter1.]


(Poetry) prosody a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or a verse written in this metre


(ˈdɪm ɪ tər)

a verse or line of two measures or feet.
[1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek dímetros of two measures, a dimeter =di- di-1 + -metros, adj. derivative of métron meter1]
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As a word of alliterative Is in trochaic dimeter, melancholy seems genetically destined for double duty: melano (black); and (though not philologically accurate) mel (sweet), in alliance with melody.
Depending on which of the five published versions one considers, the poem contains three or four stanzas, each of different lengths, with the dimeter of the opening stanzas yielding to the monometer of the final stanza.