from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A verse consisting of a single metrical foot or one dipody.
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- n. A line of verse containing a single metrical foot
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rhythmic series, consisting of a single meter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In prosody, consisting of a single measure.
- n. In prosody, a meter consisting of a single measure.
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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.