Definition of dimeter in English:

dimeter

noun

Prosody
  • A line of verse consisting of two metrical feet.

    • ‘Poems in iambic dimeters and trimeters are found in abundance in her first book, as are poems written in trochaic measure.’
    • ‘Although the English meter is properly iambic, often with feminine endings, line length is erratic, ranging from trimeter to pentameter, except for the two shortest lines, which appear in dimeter.’
    • ‘The first two lines, containing only monosyllabic words, mix a sing-song dimeter with a grim subject matter.’

Origin

Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek dimetros ‘of two measures’, from di- ‘twice’ + metron ‘a measure’.

Pronunciation

dimeter

/ˈdimidər//ˈdɪmɪdər/