hexameter hexameter


  • (n) a verse line having six metrical feet


  1. It has taken 20 years for The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel to reach English in hexameter from its original modern Greek.
  2. There's a movie in there, but it's buried beneath 24 books of dactylic hexameter and some unfathomably dull speechifying by the gods.
  3. It turns out that reciting poetry especially verse like Homer's that follows a specific rhythm called hexameter makes an excellent breathing exercise.
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