What does pentameter mean?

pentameter meaning in General Dictionary

a verse range having five metrical foot

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  • A verse of five foot
  • Having five metrical feet
  • A verse of five feet.
  • Having five metrical feet.

pentameter meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, from Middle French pentametre, from Latin pentameter, from Greek pentametros (adj.) "having five steps," from pente "five" (see five) + metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)). As a noun from 1580s.

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Sentence Examples with the word pentameter

Of the ill-fated C. Cornelius Gallus, their predecessor, we have but a single pentameter remaining.

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