Japanese poem of three unrhyming lines in 5, 7, and 5 syllables. For example,
windshield wipers swish
and Monday fm blues say
A Classical Greek and Latin metrical line consisting of eleven syllables, a spondee or trochee, a choriamb, and two iambs, the second of which has an additional syllable at the end / ' ' / ' ~ ~ ' / ~ ' / ~ ' /.
A metrical accent that may apply to either of two sequential syllables, but not to both, and so seems to "hover" over them equally.
A verse with one or more syllables than the metre calls for, a line with metrically redundant syllables.