Definition of metricist in English:
A person who writes in or analyses poetic metre.
- Since his death an attempt has been made to minimise his importance and even to deny that he is a real poet and to describe him as a mere virtuoso and skilful metricist.
- Tennyson was an expert metricist, but in this poem he keeps things pretty simple, sticking with the standard meter of English, iambic pentameter.
- He remarked that Paul was a 'wretched metricist'.
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