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How many syllables in Hexameter


Word

Hexameter

How many syllables?

4 Syllables

How it's divided?

hex-am-e-ter

Definition

  • n. - A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Aeneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent takes the place of quantity.
  • a. - Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees.


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