from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having one or more syllables in addition to those found in a standard metrical unit or line of verse.
- adj. Being one of these additional syllables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a redundant syllable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In prosody: Exceeding the correct measure; having a syllable at the end in excess of the meter represented; especially, dolichuric: as, a hypermetric verse or line, Of more than usual length; more than dicolic or tricolic: as, a hypermetric period. See hypermeter, hypermetron.
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