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



BrE BrE//penˈtæmɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//penˈtæmɪtər//
[countable, uncountable] (specialist) Poetry
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a line of poetry with five stressed syllables; the rhythm of poetry with five stressed syllables to a line See related entries: Poetry Word Originearly 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek pentametros (see penta- and meter, sense 3).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pentameter