Definition of Hypermeter

1. n. A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.



Definition of Hypermeter

1. Noun. A hypercatalectic line, i.e. with two syllabes beyond the metrum. ¹

2. Noun. A period with a redundant syllable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypermeter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypermeter

hypermatrix
hypermature cataract
hypermeasure
hypermeasures
hypermedia
hypermedia system
hypermedias
hypermediated
hypermenorrhea
hypermenorrhoea
hypermetabolic
hypermetabolism
hypermetamorphic
hypermetamorphism
hypermetamorphosis
hypermeter (current term)
hypermeters
hypermethioninaemia
hypermethioninaemias
hypermethioninemia
hypermethioninemias
hypermethylated
hypermethylation
hypermetria
hypermetric
hypermetrical
hypermetrope
hypermetropia
hypermetropias
hypermetropic

Literary usage of Hypermeter

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1. The Verse of Greek Comedy by John Williams White (1912)
"The melodramatic hypermeter occurs more frequently, but is found only in debates.1 The ... The metrical form of the melodramatic hypermeter is that of the ..."

2. The Elements of Rhetoric by James De Mille (1882)
"The following table will explain its nature : Metre of one foot Monometer. " one foot and a half Monometer hypermeter. " two feet Dimeter. ..."

3. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Newly Collected and Edited, with a Memoir by Edgar Allan Poe, Edmund Clarence Stedman, George Edward Woodberry (1895)
"... and to form hypermeter at the tail: — and so on, and so on, it being soon discovered that nearly all the remaining lines are in a similar predicament, ..."

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