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pen·tam·e·ter

 (pĕn-tăm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. Verse written in lines of five metrical feet.
2. A single line of such verse.

[Latin, from Greek pentametros : penta-, penta- + metron, measure; see meter1.]

pentameter

(pɛnˈtæmɪtə)
n
1. (Poetry) a verse line consisting of five metrical feet
2. (Poetry) (in classical prosody) a verse line consisting of two dactyls, one stressed syllable, two dactyls, and a final stressed syllable
adj
(Poetry) designating a verse line consisting of five metrical feet

pen•tam•e•ter

(pɛnˈtæm ɪ tər)
n.
1. a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
2. unrhymed verse of five iambic feet; English heroic verse.
adj.
3. consisting of five metrical feet.
[1540–50; < Latin pentametrus < Greek pentámetros. See penta-, meter2]
pen•tam′e•trist, n.

pentameter

a verse of five metrical feet.
See also: Verse

pentameter

A meter of five feet to the line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pentameter - a verse line having five metrical feet
verse line, verse - a line of metrical text
Translations

pentameter

[penˈtæmɪtəʳ] Npentámetro m

pentameter

nPentameter m

pentameter

[pɛntˈæmɪtəʳ] npentametro
References in classic literature ?
Even so, several of them do not really belong to the series; composed in stanza forms, they are selected from his earlier poems and here pressed into service, and on the average they are less excellent than those which he wrote for their present places (in the rimed pentameter couplet that he adopted from the French).
His stanza combinations reproduce all the well-proportioned grace of his French models, and to the pentameter riming couplet of his later work he gives the perfect ease and metrical variety which match the fluent thought.
Your stool limps like one of Martial's distiches; it has one hexameter leg and one pentameter leg.
It's as if the characters in Carry on up the Khyber periodically swapped their double entendres for Shakespearean iambic pentameters.
One thinks of Marx, or Freud, or especially, in this case, Osip Mandelstam, whom Brodsky described in a superb essay as "a little Jewish boy with a heart full of Russian iambic pentameters.
He said: "We all want literary festivals to be stimulating forums for debate and portholes for high-minded ideas to enter our culture but, let's face it, they can be a bit boring, with puffed-up Oxbridge poets stooped over pulpits reading impenetrable pentameters.
This sonnet, written in clear iambic pentameters and strong rhyme, uses the seasons to chart the passage - some might say decline - of love into friendship.
As can be seen in (31) all odd-numbered lines are pentameters, whereas the even-numbered lines vary in length between three and five feet, there are 5 trimeter lines, 1 tetrameter and 3 pentameters.
Before I could demand that we meet to discuss our iambic pentameters, our receipt arrived and we were away.
Be it iambic pentameters from observant amateurs, all are welcome to perform and be heard.
Imagine a darker, more academic version of the relationship between Alfie Moon and Kat Slater but with lots more iambic pentameters and less scenes set inside a pub.