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Definition of "heroic verse" []

  • One of several verse forms traditionally used in epic and dramatic poetry, especially: (noun)
  • The dactylic hexameter in Greek and Latin. (noun)
  • The iambic pentameter in English. (noun)
  • The alexandrine in French. Also called heroic meter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.