Prosody an iambic line having normally six feet; iambic hexameter
Origin of alexandrineFrench alexandrin: so called from being used in Old French poems on Alexander (the Great)
of an alexandrine
- A line of English verse composed in iambic hexameter, usually with a caesura after the third foot.
- A line of French verse consisting of 12 syllables with a caesura usually falling after the sixth syllable.
Characterized by or composed in either of these meters.
Origin of alexandrineFrench alexandrin, from Old French, from Alexandre, title of a romance about Alexander the Great that was written in this meter.