pentameter[pen tam′ət ər]
- a line of verse containing five metrical feet or measures; esp., English iambic pentameter (Ex.: “Hĕ jésts |ăt scárs |whŏ név |ĕr félt |ă woúnd”)
- verse consisting of pentameters; heroic verse
Origin: L from Glassical Greek pentametros: see penta- and amp; meter
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- A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
- English verse composed in iambic pentameter.
Origin: Latin, from Greek pentametros : penta-, penta- + metron, measure; see meter1.