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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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(Poetry) prosody a verse line containing one or more additional syllables
hypermetric, ˌhyperˈmetrical adj
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(haɪˈpɜr mɪ tər)

a line of verse containing one or more additional syllables after those proper to the meter.
hy•per•met•ric (ˌhaɪ pərˈmɛ trɪk) hy`per•met′ri•cal, adj.
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Malin offers succinct explanations of these theories (including those of periodicity, hypermeter, metric perception and entrainment, phrase rhythm, shadow meter, and metric conflict), taking care to apply these concepts to short examples within the lied genre in preparation for the more extended analyses of part 2.
He discovers hypermeter as the favored context in Brahms's scherzos for the creation of structural tension as well as a primary form-defining element.
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Above hypermeters are applicable for LDA, Link-LDA, and AM.