from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In prosody: A verse or period having one more syllable at the end than properly belongs to the meter which it represents; especially, a heroic hexameter with an additional syllable in the last foot, usually intended to be elided by synaphea before a vowel beginning the next line; a dolichurus.
- noun A period consisting of more than two or three cola; a hypermetron.
- noun A line or meter with one syllable beyond the last complete foot or measure.
- noun Anything greater than the ordinary standard of measure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Pros.) A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.
- noun Hence, anything exceeding the ordinary standard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
hypercatalecticline, i.e. with two syllabes beyond the metrum.
- noun A
periodwith a redundant syllable.
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Now Awsek will generate multiple phrases and use the generated hypermeter to decide when to shift between them.
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