American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A verse consisting of a single metrical foot or one dipody.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In prosody, consisting of a single measure.
- n. In prosody, a meter consisting of a single measure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rhythmic series, consisting of a single meter.
“Then we were instructed that a "verse" or line consisting of one foot was called a monometer, of two feet, a dimeter, of three, a trimeter, of four,”
“A verse consisting of a single dactyl is thus _dactylic monometer_; of two dactyls, _dactylic dimeter_; and so on up to _dactylic hexameter_, which is the meter of Homer's "Iliad," Vergil's "Æneid," and Longfellow's”
“In like manner we have _trochaic monometer_, _dimeter_, _trimeter_,”
“A verse containing one iambic foot is called _iambic monometer_; two feet,”
“In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter.”
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