English dictionary


tea |tiː| — a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water

tea-strainer |ˈtiː streɪnər| — a device to keep back tea leaves when pouring a cup of tea

teacake |ˈtiːkeɪk| — flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea

teach |tiːtʃ| — an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

teach-in |ˈtiːtʃ ɪn| — an extended session (as on a college campus) for lectures and discussion on an important and usually controversial issue

teachable |ˈtiːtʃəbl| — ready and willing to be taught

teacher |ˈtiːtʃər| — a person whose occupation is teaching

teaching |ˈtiːtʃɪŋ| — the profession of a teacher

teacup |ˈtiːkʌp| — as much as a teacup will hold

teahouse |ˈtiːhaʊs| — a restaurant where tea and light meals are available

teak |tiːk| — hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding

teakettle |ˈtiːˌketl̩| — kettle for boiling water to make tea

teal |tiːl| — a blue-green color or pigment

team |tiːm| — a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

teammate |ˈtiːmmeɪt| — a fellow member of a team

teamster |ˈtiːmstər| — the driver of a team of horses doing hauling

teamwork |ˈtiːmwɜːrk| — cooperative work done by a team (especially when it is effective)

teapot |ˈtiːpɑːt| — pot for brewing tea; usually has a spout and handle

tear |ter| — a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

tear away |ˈtɪr əˈweɪ| — remove by pulling or ripping violently and forcefully

tear down |ˈtɪr ˈdaʊn| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground

tear out |teər ˈaʊt| — remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

tear up |teər ʌp| — tear into shreds

teardrop |ˈtɪrdrɑːp| — anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)

tearful |ˈtɪrfl| — showing sorrow

teargas  — a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds

tearing |ˈterɪŋ| — shedding tears

tearless |ˈtirləs| — free from tears

tearoom |ˈtiːruːm| — a restaurant where tea and light meals are available

tease |tiːz| — someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

teasel |ˈtiːzl| — any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts

teaser |ˈtiːzər| — a worker who teases wool

teashop |ˈtiːʃɑːp| — a restaurant where tea and light meals are available

teasing |ˈtiːzɪŋ| — the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

teaspoon |ˈtiːspuːn| — as much as a teaspoon will hold

teat |tiːt| — the small projection of a mammary gland

teazel |ˈtiːzəl| — any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts

tec |ˈtek| — a police officer who investigates crimes

tech |tek| — a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences

technical |ˈteknɪkl| — a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

technicality |ˌteknɪˈkæləti| — the state of being technical as in the use of technical terms or methods

technically |ˈteknɪkli| — with regard to technique

technician |tekˈnɪʃn| — someone whose occupation involves training in a specific technical process

technicolor |ˈteknɪkʌlər| — a trademarked method of making color motion pictures

technique |tekˈniːk| — a practical method or art applied to some particular task

technocrat |ˈteknəkræt| — an expert who is a member of a highly skilled elite group

technological |ˌteknəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — based in scientific and industrial progress

technologically |ˌteknəˈlɑːdʒɪkəli| — by means of technology

technologist |ˌtekˈnɑːlɪdʒəst| — a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

technology |tekˈnɑːlədʒi| — the application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment

techy |ˈtetʃi| — easily irritated or annoyed

tectonic |tekˈtɑːnɪk| — pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust

tectonics |tekˈtɑːnɪks| — the science of architecture

ted |ted| — a tough youth of 1950's and 1960's wearing Edwardian style clothes

tedious |ˈtiːdiəs| — so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

tediously |ˈtiːdiəsli| — in a tedious manner

tediousness |ˈtiːdɪəsnəs| — dullness owing to length or slowness

tedium |ˈtiːdiəm| — the feeling of being bored by something tedious

tee |tiː| — the starting place for each hole on a golf course

tee off |ˈtiː ˈɒf| — strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole

teem |tiːm| — be teeming, be abuzz

teeming |ˈtimɪŋ| — abundantly filled with especially living things

teen |ˈtiːn| — a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

teenage |ˈtiːneɪdʒ| — being of the age 13 through 19

teenager |ˈtiːneɪdʒər| — a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

teens |tiːnz| — the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20

teensy |ˈtiːnsi| — (used informally) very small

teeny |ˈtiːni| — (used informally) very small

teeny-weeny |ˈtiːnɪˈwiːnɪ| — (used informally) very small

teeter |ˈtiːtər| — a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

teeter-totter |ˈtiːtətɒtə| — a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

teeterboard  — a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

teeth |tiːθ| — the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal

teethe |tiːð| — grow teeth; cut the baby teeth

teething |ˈtiːðɪŋ| — the eruption through the gums of baby teeth

teetotal |ˌtiːˈtoʊtl| — practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages

teetotaler  — a total abstainer

teetotaller |ˌtiːˈtoʊtlər| — a total abstainer

teetotum |tiːˈtoʊtəm| — a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin

teg |teɡ| — two-year-old sheep

tegular |ˈteɡjələr| — of or relating to or resembling a series of tiles

tegument |ˈteɡyəmənt| — a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

telecast |ˈtelikæst| — a television broadcast

telecasting |ˈtelɪkæstɪŋ| — broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects

telecom |ˈteləˌkɑm| — (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

telecommunication |ˌteləkəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən| — (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

telefilm |ˈtelifɪlm| — a movie that is made to be shown on television

telegram |ˈtelɪɡræm| — a message transmitted by telegraph

telegraph |ˈtelɪɡræf| — apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)

telegrapher |tɪˈleɡrəfər| — someone who transmits messages by telegraph

telegraphese |ˌtelɪɡrəˈfiːz| — language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams

telegraphic |ˌtelɪˈɡræfɪk| — having the style of a telegram with many short words left out

telegraphist |təˈleɡrəfəst| — someone who transmits messages by telegraph

telegraphy |təˈleɡrəfi| — communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire

telekinesis |ˌtelɪkɪˈniːsɪs| — the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force

telemeter |ˈtelimiːtər| — any scientific instrument for observing events at a distance and transmitting the information back to the observer

teleological |ˌtiliəˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to teleology

teleology |ˌtiːliˈɑːlədʒi| — (philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

telepathist |tɪˈlepəθɪst| — someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly

telepathy |təˈlepəθi| — apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions

telephone |ˈtelɪfoʊn| — electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

telephonic |ˌteləˈfɑːnɪk| — of or relating to telephony

telephonist |təˈlefənɪst| — someone who helps callers get the person they are calling

telephony |təˈlefəni| — transmitting speech at a distance

telephoto |ˈteləˌfotoʊ| — a photograph made with a telephoto lens

telephotography |ˌtelɪfəˈtɒɡrəfi| — transmission and reproduction of photographs and charts and pictures over a distance

teleprinter |ˈteliprɪntər| — a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter

telescope |ˈtelɪskoʊp| — a magnifier of images of distant objects

telescopic |ˌtelɪˈskɑːpɪk| — visible only with a telescope

televise |ˈtelɪvaɪz| — broadcast via television

television |ˈtelɪvɪʒn| — broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects

tell |tel| — a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)

tell off |ˈtel ˈɒf| — reprimand

tell on |ˈtel ɑːn| — give away information about somebody

teller |ˈtelər| — United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)

telling |ˈtelɪŋ| — an act of narration

telltale |ˈtelteɪl| — someone who gossips indiscreetly

tellurian |teˈlʊriːən| — an inhabitant of the earth

telluric |teˈlʊrɪk| — of or relating to or containing the chemical element tellurium

tellurium |teˈlʊriəm| — a brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold

telly |ˈteli| — an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen

telomere |ˈtiːlə(ʊ)mɪə| — either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome

telpher |ˈtelfər| — one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage

telpherage |ˈtelfərɪdʒ| — a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity

temblor |ˈtemblər| — shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity

temerarious |teməˈreriːəs| — presumptuously daring

temerity |təˈmerəti| — fearless daring

temp |temp| — a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis

temper |ˈtempər| — a sudden outburst of anger

tempera |ˈtempərə| — pigment mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size and egg yolk

temperament |ˈtemprəmənt| — your usual mood

temperamental |ˌtemprəˈmentl| — subject to sharply varying moods

temperance |ˈtempərəns| — the trait of avoiding excesses

temperate |ˈtempərət| — not extreme

temperature |ˈtemprətʃər| — the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

tempered |ˈtempərd| — made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

tempest |ˈtempɪst| — a violent commotion or disturbance

tempestuous |temˈpestʃuəs| — characterized by violent emotions or behavior

templar |ˈtemplər| — a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher

template |ˈtempleɪt| — a model or standard for making comparisons

temple |ˈtempl| — place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity

templet |ˈtemplət| — a model or standard for making comparisons

tempo |ˈtempoʊ| — (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

temporal |ˈtempərəl| — the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

temporality |ˌtempəˈrælɪti| — the worldly possessions of a church

temporally |ˈtempərəli| — with regard to temporal order

temporarily |ˌtempəˈrerəli| — for a limited time only; not permanently

temporary |ˈtempəreri| — a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis

temporize |ˈtempəraɪz| — draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

tempt |tempt| — dispose or incline or entice to

temptation |tempˈteɪʃn| — something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

tempter |ˈtemptər| — a person who tempts others

tempting |ˈtemptɪŋ| — highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

temptress |ˈtemptrəs| — a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

ten |ten| — the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system

ten-spot |ˌspɑːt| — one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face

ten-strike |ˌstraɪk| — a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

tenable |ˈtenəbl| — based on sound reasoning or evidence

tenacious |təˈneɪʃəs| — stubbornly unyielding

tenaciousness |tɪˈneɪʃəsnəs| — persistent determination

tenacity |təˈnæsəti| — persistent determination

tenancy |ˈtenənsi| — an act of being a tenant or occupant

tenant |ˈtenənt| — someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else

tenantry |ˈtenəntri| — tenants of an estate considered as a group

tench |tentʃ| — freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water

tend |tend| — have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

tendency |ˈtendənsi| — an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

tendentious |tenˈdenʃəs| — having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one

tendentiousness |tenˈdenʃəsnəs| — an intentional and controversial bias

tender |ˈtendər| — something that can be used as an official medium of payment

tenderfoot |ˈtendərfʊt| — an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)

tenderhearted |ˈtendərˈhɑrt̬ɪd| — easily moved to love

tenderize |ˈtendəraɪz| — make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

tenderized  — made tender as by marinating or pounding

tenderloin |ˈtendərlɔɪn| — a city district known for its vice and high crime rate

tenderness |ˈtendərnəs| — a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

tendinous |ˈtendənəs| — consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon

tendon |ˈtendən| — a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

tendril |ˈtendrəl| — slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support

tenebrous |ˈtenəbrəs| — dark and gloomy

tenement |ˈtenəmənt| — a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards

tenet |ˈtenɪt| — a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

tenfold |ˈtenfoʊld| — by ten times as much

tenner |ˈtenər| — the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system

tennis |ˈtenɪs| — a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

tenon |ˈtenən| — a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

tenor |ˈtenər| — the adult male singing voice above baritone

tenpins |ˈtenpɪnz| — bowling down an alley at a target of ten wooden pins

tense |tens| — a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

tensely |ˈtensli| — in a tense manner

tenseness |ˈtensnəs| — the physical condition of being stretched or strained

tensile |ˈtensl| — capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

tension |ˈtenʃn| — (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

tensity |ˈtensɪti| — the physical condition of being stretched or strained

tent |tent| — a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)

tentacle |ˈtentəkl| — something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold

tentacular |tenˈtækjʌlər| — of or relating to or resembling tentacles

tentative |ˈtentətɪv| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

tentatively |ˈtentətɪvli| — in a tentative manner

tenter |ˈten(t)ər| — a framework with hooks used for stretching and drying cloth

tenterhook |ˈtɛntəhʊk| — one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter

tenth |tenθ| — a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts

tenuity |tɪˈnjuːɪti| — relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

tenuous |ˈtenjuəs| — having thin consistency

tenure |ˈtenjər| — the term during which some position is held

tenured |ˈtenjərd| — appointed for life and not subject to dismissal except for a grave crime

tepee |ˈtiːpiː| — a Native American tent; usually of conical shape

tepid |ˈtepɪd| — moderately warm

tequila |təˈkiːlə| — Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant

teratology |ˌterəˈtɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of biology concerned with the development of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type of organism

terbium |ˈtɜːrbiəm| — a metallic element of the rare earth group; used in lasers; occurs in apatite and monazite and xenotime and ytterbite

tercel |ˈtɝːsəl| — male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon

tercentenary |ˌtɜːrsenˈtenəri| — the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

tercentennial |ˌtɝːsenˈtenɪəl| — the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

tercet |ˈtɜːrsɪt| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

terebinth |ˈteriːbɪnθ| — a Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentine

teredo |teˈriːdoʊ| — typical shipworm

terete |təˈriːt| — especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering

tergiversate |tərˈdʒɪvərseɪt| — be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

tergiversation |ˌtɝːdʒɪvəˈseɪʃən| — falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language

term |tɜːrm| — a word or expression used for some particular thing

termagant |ˈtɜːrməɡənt| — a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

termer |ˈtɝːmər| — a person who serves a specified term

terminable |ˈtərmənəbəl| — capable of being terminated after a designated time

terminal |ˈtɜːrmɪnl| — station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

terminally |ˈtɝːmənəli| — at the end

terminate |ˈtɜːrmeɪt| — bring to an end or halt

termination |ˌtɜːrmɪˈneɪʃn| — a coming to an end of a contract period

terminator |ˈtɝːməˌnetər| — someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)

terminological |tərmənəˈlɒdʒəkəl| — of or concerning terminology

terminology |ˌtɜːrməˈnɑːlədʒi| — a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

terminus |ˈtɜːrmɪnəs| — a place where something ends or is complete

termite |ˈtɜːrmaɪt| — whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood

terms |ˈtɝːmz| — status with respect to the relations between people or groups

tern |tɜːrn| — small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail

ternary |ˈtɜːrnəriː| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Terpsichore |ˈtɝːpsəˌkɔːr| — (Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song

terrace |ˈterəs| — usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

terrain |təˈreɪn| — a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential

terrapin |ˈterəpɪn| — any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish water

terrene |teˈriːn| — belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly

terrestrial |təˈrestriəl| — concerned with the world or worldly matters

terrible |ˈterəbl| — causing fear or dread or terror

terribly |ˈterəbli| — used as intensifiers

terrier |ˈteriər| — any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground

terrific |təˈrɪfɪk| — very great or intense

terrified |ˈterəˌfaɪd| — thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

terrify |ˈterɪfaɪ| — fill with terror; frighten greatly

terrifying |ˈterəˌfaɪɪŋ| — causing extreme terror

territorial |ˌterəˈtɔːriəl| — nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit

territory |ˈterətɔːri| — a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

terror |ˈterər| — an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

terror-stricken |ˈterər ˌstrikən| — struck or filled with terror

terror-struck |ˈterə strʌk| — struck or filled with terror

terrorism |ˈterərɪzəm| — the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

terrorist |ˈterərɪst| — a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

terrorize |ˈterəraɪz| — coerce by violence or with threats

terry |ˈteri| — English actress (1847-1928)

terrycloth  — a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes

terse |tɜːrs| — brief and to the point; effectively cut short

tersely |ˈtɝːsli| — in a short and concise manner

terseness |ˈtɝːsnəs| — a neatly short and concise expressive style

tertian |ˈtɝːʃən| — relating to symptoms (especially malarial fever) that appear every other day

tertiary |ˈtɜːrʃieri| — from 63 million to 2 million years ago

terzetto |tɜːtˈsetəʊ| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

tessellate |ˈtɛsəleɪt| — fit together exactly, of identical shapes

tessellated |ˈtesəleɪtɪd| — having a checkered or mottled appearance

tessellation |ˌtesəˈleɪʃən| — the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern

tessera |ˈtesərə| — a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics

test |test| — trying something to find out about it

testa |ˈtestə| — protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants

testaceous |teˈsteɪʃəs| — relating to or possessing a testa or hard shell

testament |ˈtestəmənt| — a profession of belief

testamentary |ˌtestəˈmentəri| — of or relating to a will or testament or bequeathed by a will or testament

testate |ˈtesteɪt| — a person who makes a will

testator |teˈsteɪtər| — a person who makes a will

testatrix |teˈsteɪtrɪks| — a female testator

tested |ˈtestɪd| — tested and proved useful or correct

testee  — someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)

tester |ˈtestər| — someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications

testicle |ˈtestɪkl| — one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

testicular |teˈstɪkjəlr̩| — of or involving the testes

testify |ˈtestɪfaɪ| — give testimony in a court of law

testily |ˈtestəli| — in a petulant manner

testimonial |ˌtestɪˈmoʊniəl| — something that serves as evidence

testimony |ˈtestɪmoʊni| — a solemn statement made under oath

testiness |ˈtestɪnəs| — feeling easily irritated

testing |ˈtestɪŋ| — the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works

testosterone |teˈstɑːstəroʊn| — a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics

testudo |tɛˈstjuːdəʊ| — a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification

testy |ˈtesti| — easily irritated or annoyed

tetanic |teˈtanik| — of or relating to or causing tetany

tetanus |ˈtetənəs| — an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages

tetchy |ˈtetʃi| — easily irritated or annoyed

tete-a-tete |ˈteɪtəˈteɪt| — a private conversation between two people

tether |ˈteðər| — restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

tetracycline |ˌtɛtrəˈsʌɪkliːn| — an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections

tetrad |ˈtetrad| — the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

tetragon |ˈtetrəˌɡɑːn| — a four-sided polygon

tetragonal |teˈtraɡənl| — of or relating to or shaped like a quadrilateral

tetrahedron |ˌtetrəˈhiːdrən| — any polyhedron having four plane faces

tetralogy |teˈtrælədʒi| — a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels)

tetrameter |teˈtramədər| — a verse line having four metrical feet

tetravalent |ˌtetrəˈveɪlənt| — haveing a valence of four

Teuton |ˈtjuːtən| — someone (especially a German) who speaks a Germanic language

Teutonic |tuːˈtɑːnɪk| — of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages

text |tekst| — the words of something written

textbook |ˈtekstbʊk| — a book prepared for use in schools or colleges

textile |ˈtekstaɪl| — artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

textual |ˈtekstʃuəl| — of or relating to or based on a text

texture |ˈtekstʃər| — the feel of a surface or a fabric

textured |ˈtekstʃərd| — having surface roughness