trimeter

trimeter

[trim-i-ter] Prosody.
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:
1560–70; < Latin trimetrus having three measures < Greek trímetros. See tri-, meter2

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trimeter (ˈtrɪmɪtə)
 
n
1.  a verse line consisting of three metrical feet
 
adj
2.  designating such a line

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trimeter
"a verse of three metrical feet," 1567, from L. trimetrus, from Gk. trimetros "having three measures," from tri- "three" + metron "a measure" (see meter (2)).
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