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unmetrical

Line breaks: un|met¦ric¦al
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of unmetrical in English:

adjective

Not composed in or using metre: an unmetrical poet
More example sentences
  • A simple harmonized melody for singing the unmetrical texts, principally the psalms and the canticles, of Anglican services.
  • It is just an unmetrical doggerel written in an incorrect language.
  • Beyond figuring out why they are unmetrical in a narrowly analytical sense, you may want to read them in the context of the poems, thinking about what effect these lines have within the poems.

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