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1. Having one or more syllables in addition to those found in a standard metrical unit or line of verse.
2. Being one of these additional syllables.

hy·per′me·ter (hī-pûr′mĭ-tər) n.
hy′per·met′ri·cal adj.
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This something disappears, yet persists, rather like the hypermetric foot elided, yet marked, by the silent intervocalic v's of "heaven" in Theseus' chiastaus of the poet's rolling eye.
Line length is allowed to vary generally between a hypermetric iambic pentameter and pseudo-alexandrine richly dotted with enjambment.
Demonstrating a collapsed distinction between figuration and underlying structure, she reveals how rapid surface rhythms and unmoored arabesques create hypermetric dissonance .
Some hypermetric and hypometric lines are `corrected', but many others are left untouched and not indicated (7875; 7352, 7676, 8174).
118), Malin examines both poetry and music in turn, demonstrating how hypermetric irregularities and dissonances between poetic and musical syntax in Schubert's setting are instrumental in generating the drama and motion for which the song is famed.
There are chapters on the theoretical background, the metrical types and schemes, the heavy drop, the normal drop, resolution and its linguistic basis, alliteration, anacrusis, the relationship of the two verses of the line, and hypermetric verse, together with conclusions, an index of verses cited for discussion, and a complete scansion of the poem.
There are also useful hypermetric analyses of various works, notably the "Classical" Symphony (first movement) and the Flute Sonata (second movement), although the latter analysis needs some revision (p.
Allowing for normal phenomena of hiatus and liaison, there is an equal number of lines (fifteen) which are hypometric and hypermetric, but all of them can be rendered regular by nothing more than cosmetic changes: for example, employment of 'doublet' forms, insertion or omission of monosyllables, virtually no more than the interpretation of scribal practice.
The editor prints |Et autressi si out la roine', giving a true rhyme roine: encline but making the line hypermetric, since the conservatism of the edition preserves the probable dittography autressisi.
True, many of these emendations avoid hypermetric lines - but in that case the editor should surely show the rejected reading, and show it accurately (1395 gives as a rejected reading from MS A Levez vous yeus il, whereas the manuscript in fact reads, less compellingly, levez vos yeus).
Light verses and the hypermetric groups are generally effaced.
In this scene, Hildeburh and Wealhtheow are juxtaposed to one another by the change of pace and rhythm, as the verses announcing Wealhtheow's presence are hypermetric.