Hypermetrical verse
Hypermetrical Hy`per*met"ric*al, a. Having a redundant syllable; exceeding the common measure. [1913 Webster]

{Hypermetrical verse} (Gr. & Lat. Pros.), a verse which contains a syllable more than the ordinary measure.


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