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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A verse line having six metrical feet.

Usage examples (31)
  • I had toyed with writing a response in hexameter verse, but that would have been pushing it, no?
  • "Evangeline" is written in what is called hexameter, having six accents to the line.
  • In vi. 65 he apologizes for using the pure hexameter, which is found only four times.
  • The poems of Homer have the most perfect metre, the hexameter, which is also called heroic. for more
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