A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet, or (in Greek and Latin verse) of two halves each of two feet and a long syllable.
More example sentences
- Its graceful pentameter couplets express the mid-century fascination with theatrical performance.
- She enclosed a poem of her own composition on the same theme in irregularly rhyming pentameters.
- The poem, in pentameter couplets, describes the funeral ceremonies for Queen Mary the preceding month.
Definition of pentameter in:
- The British & World English dictionary