Origin of meter1
Words nearby meter
Definition for metre (2 of 3)
- the rhythmic element as measured by division into parts of equal time value.
- the unit of measurement, in terms of number of beats, adopted for a given piece of music.Compare measure(def 14).
- poetic measure; arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses.
- a particular form of such arrangement, depending on either the kind or the number of feet constituting the verse or both rhythmic kind and number of feet (usually used in combination): pentameter; dactylic meter; iambic trimeter.
Origin of meter2
Definition for metre (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), me·tered, me·ter·ing or (especially British) me·tred, me·tring.
OTHER WORDS FROM meterun·me·tered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for metre
This occurs, though not frequently, (a) at the natural division of the metre.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors |George Middleton
As a printed word is only a sign, so print can afford a hint only of the nature of metre.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue |S. S. Curry
The writer handles this metre skilfully; the stresses coincide generally with the natural accent and the rhymes are good.
Where if the metre would suffer the word Ridiculous to close the first line, the thought would be rather more proper.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 |Henry Fielding
This is complementary to the preceding speech, of which it completes the metre.