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

 

pentameter

 noun
noun
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 Origin early 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek pentametros (see penta- and meter, sense 3).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pentameter