- a line of verse containing four metrical feet or measures
- verse consisting of tetrameters
Origin of tetrameterLate Latin tetrametrus ; from Classical Greek tetrametros: see tetra- and amp; meter
having four metrical feet or measures
- a. Verse written in lines of four metrical feet.b. A single line of such verse.
- a. Classical quantitative verse consisting of four measures of two feet each, especially in iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter.b. A single line of such verse.
Origin of tetrameterLate Latin tetrametrus, from Greek tetrametron, from neuter of tetrametros, having four measures : tetra-, tetra- + -metron, measure; see –meter.