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



BrE BrE//ˈtrɪmɪtə(r)//
, also BrE//ˈtraɪmɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪmɪtər//
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a line of poetry consisting of three sets of syllables called feet Word Origin mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek trimetros, from tri- ‘three’ + metron ‘measure’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trimeter