hypermeter etymology

English word hypermeter comes from English hyper-, English meter

Detailed word origin of hypermeter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hyper- English (eng) Excessive. Existing in more than three spatial dimensions. Linked non-sequentially. Over, above or beyond.
meter English (eng) (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.. (always meter) A device that measures things.. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.. (chiefly, _, US, elsewhere metre) (music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.. (chiefly, _, US, elsewhere metre) A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net [...]
hypermeter English (eng) A hypercatalectic line, i.e. with two syllables beyond the metrum.. A period with a redundant syllable.

Words with the same origin as hypermeter

Descendants of hyper-
hyperactive hyperalphalipoproteinemia hyperbaric hyperdrive hyperestrogenic hypergranularity hyperinstrument hyperinvasive hyperkähler hyperlacticemia hyperlipidaemia hypermiling hyperoperator hyperrational hypersensitive hypersensitivity hypersleep hyperspace hyperspeed hypersynchronous hypertension hypertoxic hypertriacylglycerolemia hyperventilate
Descendants of meter
Pm hectometre hypermetric pm