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.
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- 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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Inertia, as light, was timefree and could be transported through ghost holes to the urg's hypermetric locus where no human mind could reason its digestion.
This hypermetric entity Zeke called an urg, because it sounded like erg, which was the quality that this thing had turned Carl's 150 - pound mass into.
_hypermetric_; and that we must be very watchful about pauses, particularly about a somewhat mysterious chief pause, liable to occur about the middle of a line, called a _caesura_.
Ireland.] [Footnote 16: There should be no hypermetric syllables, but I have been unable to avoid them.] [Footnote 17: _Horae Hebraicae_ in Evangel.