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trimeter

[trim-i-ter] /ˈtrɪm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a verse of three measures or feet.
adjective
2.
consisting of three measures or feet.
3.
Classical Prosody. composed of six feet or three dipodies.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin trimetrus having three measures < Greek trímetros. See tri-, meter2
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British Dictionary definitions for trimeter

trimeter

/ˈtrɪmɪtə/
noun
1.
a verse line consisting of three metrical feet
adjective
2.
designating such a line
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Word Origin and History for trimeter
n.

"a verse of three metrical feet," 1560s, from Latin trimetrus, from Greek trimetros "having three measures," from tri- "three" + metron "a measure" (see meter (n.2)).

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