Meaning of pentameter

pen•tam•e•ter

Pronunciation: (pen-tam'i-tur), [key]
— Pros. Pros.
—n.
  1. a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
  2. Also calleda verse consisting of two dactyls, one long syllable, two more dactyls, and another long syllable.
  3. unrhymed verse of five iambic feet; heroic verse.
—adj.
  1. consisting of five metrical feet.
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