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metrical

[me-tri-kuh l] /ˈmɛ trɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to meter or poetic measure.
2.
composed in meter or verse.
3.
pertaining to measurement.
Also, metric.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin metric(us) (see metric2) + -al1
Related forms
metrically, adverb
metricism
[me-truh-siz-uh m] /ˈmɛ trəˌsɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
metricity
[me-tris-i-tee, mi-] /mɛˈtrɪs ɪ ti, mɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonmetrical, adjective
nonmetrically, adverb
unmetrical, adjective
unmetrically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nonmetrically

metrical

/ˈmɛtrɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to measurement
2.
of or in poetic metre
Derived Forms
metrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonmetrically

metrical

adj.

"pertaining to versification," early 15c., from Latin metricus "metrical," from Greek metrikos "of or for meter, metrical," from metron "poetic meter" (see meter (n.2)). Old English had meterlic in this sense.

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