Definition of alexandrine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

alexandrine

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BrE BrE//ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndrɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪn//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndraɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌælɪɡˈzændraɪn//
 
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(of lines of poetry) containing six iambic feet Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French alexandrin, from Alexandre, referring to Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), the subject of an Old French poem in this metre.

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