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tetrameter (n.)

1610s, from Late Latin tetrametrus, from Greek tetrametron "verse of four measures" (generally trochaic), noun use of neuter of tetrametros (adj.) "having four measures," from tetra- "four" (from PIE root *kwetwer- "four") + metron "poetic meter, measure" (from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure").

updated on May 09, 2017

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Definitions of tetrameter from WordNet

tetrameter (n.)
a verse line having four metrical feet;
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