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hypermeter

[hahy-pur-mi-ter] /haɪˈpɜr mɪ tər/
noun, Prosody
1.
a verse or line containing additional syllables after those proper to the meter.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; hyper- + -meter
Related forms
hypermetric
[hahy-per-me-trik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
hypermetrical, adjective
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  • Also used for the above, but usually suggests higher tempo or shorter hypermeter.
British Dictionary definitions for hypermeter

hypermeter

/haɪˈpɜːmɪtə/
noun
1.
(prosody) a verse line containing one or more additional syllables
Derived Forms
hypermetric (ˌhaɪpəˈmɛtrɪk), hypermetrical, adjective
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