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1. Verse written in lines of six metrical feet, especially classical verse in which the first four feet of each line are either dactylic or spondaic, the fifth dactylic, and the sixth spondaic.
2. A single line of such verse.
[Latin, from Greek hexametros, having six metrical feet : hexa-, hexa- + metron, meter; see meter1.]
hex′a·met′ric (hĕk-sə-mĕt′rĭk), hex′a·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
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1. (Poetry) a verse line consisting of six metrical feet
2. (Poetry) (in Greek and Latin epic poetry) a verse line of six metrical feet, of which the first four are usually dactyls or spondees, the fifth almost always a dactyl, and the sixth a spondee or trochee
hexaˈmetral, hexametric, ˌhexaˈmetrical adj
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hex•am•e•ter(hɛkˈsæm ɪ tər)
1. a line of verse having six metrical feet.adj.
2. consisting of six metrical feet.
hex`a•met′ric (-səˈmɛ trɪk) hex`a•met′ri•cal, hex•am′e•tral, adj.
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a verse having six metrical feet. — hexametrical, adj.See also: Verse
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A metrical line of six feet.
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hexameter[hekˈsæmɪtəʳ] N → hexámetro m
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n → Hexameter m
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