from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prosodic unit consisting of two feet.

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  • n. a unit of two metrical feet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In prosody, a group of two like feet; a double foot; especially, a pair of feet constituting a single measure.


Late Latin dipodia, from Greek dipodi─ü, from dipous, two-footed : di-, two; see di-1 + pous, pod-, foot; see -pod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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