Pentameter Definition

pĕn-tămĭ-tər
noun
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”)
Webster's New World
Verse consisting of pentameters; heroic verse.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Having five metrical feet or measures.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pentameter

Noun

Singular:
pentameter
Plural:
pentameters

Origin of Pentameter

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

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

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