al·ex·an·drine also Al·ex·an·drine (ăl′ĭg-zăndrĭn)
1. A line of English verse composed in iambic hexameter, usually with a caesura after the third foot.
2. A line of French verse consisting of 12 syllables with a caesura usually falling after the sixth syllable.
Characterized by or composed in either of these meters.
[French alexandrin, from Old French, from Alexandre, title of a romance about Alexander the Great that was written in this meter.]
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