dimeter

dimeter

[dim-i-ter]
noun Prosody.
a verse or line of two measures or feet, as He is gone on the mountain,/He is lost to the forest.

Origin:
1580–90; < Late Latin dimeter < Greek dímetros of two measures, a dimeter, equivalent to di- di-1 + -metros, adj. derivative of métron meter1

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dimeter (ˈdɪmɪtə)
 
n
prosody a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or a verse written in this metre

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