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Hex*am"e*ter (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &unr_; of six meters; (sc. &unr_;) hexameter verse; "e`x six + &unr_; measure: cf. F. hexamètre. See Six, and Meter.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.) A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Æneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent takes the place of quantity.
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Leaped like the | roe when he | hears in the | woodland the | voice of the | huntsman. Longfellow.
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Strongly it | bears us a- | long on | swelling and | limitless | billows,
Nothing be- | fore and | nothing be- | hind but the | sky and the | ocean.
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Hex*am"e*ter, a. Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees. Holland.