hexameter: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hek-sam'i-tur), [key]
— Pros. Pros.
- a dactylic line of six feet, as in Greek and Latin epic poetry, in which the first four feet are dactyls or spondees, the fifth is ordinarily a dactyl, and the last is a trochee or spondee, with a caesura usually following the long syllable in the third foot.
- any line of verse in six feet, as in English poetry.
- consisting of six metrical feet.
- hexameter (Thesaurus)