Definition of Tetrameter

1. Noun. A verse line having four metrical feet.

Generic synonyms: Verse, Verse Line
Derivative terms: Tetrametric



Definition of Tetrameter

1. n. A verse or line consisting of four measures, that is, in iambic, trochaic, and anapestic verse, of eight feet; in other kinds of verse, of four feet.

Definition of Tetrameter

1. Noun. A line in a poem having four metrical feet. ¹

2. Noun. A poetic metre in which each line has four feet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tetrameter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetrameter

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tetralones
tetraloop
tetraloops
tetralysine endopeptidase
tetramastia
tetramastigote
tetramastous
tetramelus
tetramer
tetramera
tetrameric
tetramerization
tetramerous
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tetrameter (current term)
tetrameters
tetramethrin
tetramethyl
tetramethyl acridine
tetramethylammonia
tetramethylammonium
tetramethylammonium auride
tetramethylammonium aurides
tetramethylammonium iodide
tetramethylbenzidine
tetramethyldiarsine
tetramethylene
tetramethylenedisulfotetramine
tetramethylenedisulphotetramine

Literary usage of Tetrameter

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1. Res Metrica: An Introduction to the Study of Greek & Roman Versification by William Ross Hardie (1920)
"CHAPTER VII THE TROCHAIC tetrameter AND ... I. IN NORMAL FORM THE trochaic tetrameter is simple in structure, and presents no difficult or dubious problems. ..."

2. The English Language: Its Grammar, History and Literature by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1920)
"A verse of three feet is called Trimeter; of four feet, tetrameter ; of five feet, ... (i) Iambic tetrameter (4xa) is the metre of most of Scott's poems ..."

3. Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner, Bela Bates Edwards, Samuel Harvey Taylor (1860)
"... which sometimes occurs in the regular system, is not admissible in the tetrameter. The Caesura is at the end of the fourth foot, sometimes, ..."

4. The Elements of English Versification by James Wilson Bright, Raymond Durbin Miller (1910)
"Y, The Soldier's Wife The pure dactylic tetrameter is unusual (§ 15, d). ... tetrameter. As used by Kipling in the Dirge of Dead Sisters, ..."

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