- a line of verse containing two metrical feet
- verse consisting of dimeters
Origin of dimeterLate Latin from Classical Greek dimetros from di-, two + metron, a measure
having two metrical feet
- a. Verse written in lines of two metrical feet.b. A single line of such verse.
- a. Classical quantitative verse consisting of two measures of two feet each, especially in iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter.b. A single line of such verse.
Origin of dimeterLate Latin dimeter, dimetrus having two verses from Greek dimetros di- two ; see di- 1. metron meter ; see meter 1.