Pentameter meaning

pĕn-tămĭ-tər
Verse written in lines of five metrical feet.
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A single line of such verse.
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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”)
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Verse consisting of pentameters; heroic verse.
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Having five metrical feet or measures.
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(poetry) A line in a poem having five metrical feet.
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(poetry) Poetic metre in which each line has five feet.
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Origin of pentameter

  • Latin from Greek pentametros penta- penta- metron measure meter1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition