hexameter: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hek-sam'i-tur), [key]
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  1. 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.
  2. any line of verse in six feet, as in English poetry.
  1. consisting of six metrical feet.
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