Definition of heptameter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hepˈtæmɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//hepˈtæmɪtər//
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a line of poetry with seven stressed syllables Word Origin late 19th cent.: via late Latin from Greek heptametron, from hepta- ‘seven’ + metron ‘measure’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heptameter