Hypermeter(Pros) A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.
HypermeterHence, anything exceeding the ordinary standard."When a man rises beyond six foot, he is an hypermeter ."
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nhypermeterIn 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.
nhypermeterA period consisting of more than two or three cola; a hypermetron.
nhypermeterA line or meter with one syllable beyond the last complete foot or measure. The word is not infrequently found in this sense in books on English versification; but it is a departure from the original nomenclature of prosody.
nhypermeterAnything greater than the ordinary standard of measure.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. beyond all measure; "ype`r over, beyond + measure: cf. F. hypermètre,