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Dimeter Definition

A dimeter is a metrical line of verse with two feet.

Dimeter Poem Example

Consider Thomas Hood's "Bridge of Sighs:" Take her up \\ tenderly, Lift her with \\ care, Fashioned so \\ slenderly, Young and so \\ fair.

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\Dim"e*ter\, a. [L. dimeter, Gr. ?; di- = di`s- twice + ? measure.] Having two poetical measures or meters. -- n. A verse of two meters.

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