from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A line of English verse composed in iambic hexameter, usually with a caesura after the third foot.
- n. A line of French verse consisting of 12 syllables with a caesura usually falling after the sixth syllable.
- adj. Characterized by or composed in either of these meters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line of poetic meter having twelve syllables, usually divided into two or three equal parts.
- n. An Alexandrine parrot or parakeet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian.
- n. A kind of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Alexandrian, 1.
- n. In prosody, an iambic hexapody, or series of six iambic feet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet
French alexandrin, from Old French, from Alexandre, title of a romance about Alexander the Great that was written in this meter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)