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



BrE BrE//hekˈsæmɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//hekˈsæmɪtər//
(specialist) Poetry
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a line of poetry with six stressed syllables See related entries: Poetry Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin, from Greek hexametros ‘of six measures’ (from hex ‘six’ + metron ‘measure’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hexameter