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Meaning of PENTAMETER

Pronunciation:  pen'tamitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a verse line having five metrical feet
 

PENTAMETER is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: verse, verse line

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pen*tam"e*ter\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? (see {Penta-})
    + ? measure.] (Gr. & L.Pros.)
    A verse of five feet.
    
    Note: The dactylic pentameter consists of two parts separated
          by a di[ae]resis. Each part consists of two dactyls and
          a long syllable. The spondee may take the place of the
          dactyl in the first part, but not in the second. The
          elegiac distich consists of the hexameter followed by
          the pentameter. --Harkness.
    
    
  2. \Pen*tam"e*ter\, a.
    Having five metrical feet.
    
    
 

 

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