Hy*per"me*ter (?), n. [Gr. beyond all measure; over, beyond + measure: cf. F. hypermetre.]

1. Pros.

A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.


Hence, anything exceeding the ordinary standard.

When a man rises beyond six foot, he is an hypermeter. Addison.


© Webster 1913.

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