Definition of Trimeter

1. a. Consisting of three poetical measures.



Definition of Trimeter

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

2. Noun. a poetic metre in which each line has three feet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trimeter

1. a verse of three metrical feet [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trimeter

1. Consisting of three poetical measures. A poetical division of verse, consisting of three measures. Origin: L. Trimetrus, Gr.; (see Tri-) + measure. See Meter measure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trimeter

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1. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"IAMBIC VERSE Iambic trimeter 618. The Iambic trimeter is the ordinary verse of ... The Iambic trimeter is often used in lyric poetry (1) as an independent ..."

2. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Heathcote William Garrod (1890)
"Starting from these axioms we shall find it easy enough to trace the origin of the common trimeter iambic. The designation " trimeter " itself points out ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"are abundantly evident. Thus there are present the parallelism of members and the easily recognizable rhythm. The measure is prevailingly trimeter, ..."

4. Latin Grammar by Joseph Henry Allen (1887)
"Iambic trimeter. 365. The Iambic trimeter is the ordinary verse of dramatic dialogue. It consists of three measures, each containing a double iambus (iambic ..."

5. Isaiah: a New Translation: With a Preliminary Dissertation, and Notes by Robert Lowth (1834)
"... or, as I rather think, should be omitted, as an interpolation. * In order to make out the trimeter, it is necessary to suppose that Azarias reads ..."

6. Orthometry: A Treatise on the Art of Versification and the Technicalities of by Robert Frederick Brewer (1893)
"In the last example, from Tennyson's The Poet, the second verse is Iambic trimeter, the fourth dimeter. (c). IAMBIC trimeter. Normal line, Stx Syllables ..."

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