AskDefine | Define trimeter

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Noun

trimeter
  1. a line in a poem having three metrical feet
  2. a poetic metre in which each line has three feet

Extensive Definition

In poetry, a trimeter is a metre of three metrical feet per line—example:
When here // the spring // we see,
Fresh green // upon // the tree.
trimeter in German: Trimeter
trimeter in Swedish: Trimeter
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