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 dipodiā, from dipous, two-footed : di-, two; see di-1 + pous, pod-, foot; see -pod.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)