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Noun: metre  mee-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: meter)
  1. The basic unit of length adopted under the Système International d'Unités (approximately 1.094 yards)
    - meter [US], m
     
  2. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    - meter [US], measure, beat, cadence
     
  3. Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
    - meter [US], time

Sounds like: m

Derived forms: metres

Type of: metric linear unit, poetic rhythm, prosody, rhythmic pattern, rhythmicity

Part of: dam, decameter [US], decametre [Brit, Cdn], dekameter [US], dekametre [Cdn], dkm

Encyclopedia: Metre