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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 [Brit, US], m [Brit]
     
  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 [Brit, US], time [Brit]

Sounds like: m

Derived forms: metres

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

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

Encyclopedia: Metre