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metre1 British & World English

The fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimetres or approximately 39.37 inches

metre2 British & World English

The rhythm of a piece of poetry, determined by the number and length of feet in a line

long metre British & World English

A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines with eight syllables each

short metre British & World English

A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines with 6, 6, 8, and 6 syllables

ballad metre British & World English

Another term for common metre.

common metre British & World English

A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines containing eight and six syllables alternately

metre-kilogram-second British & World English

Denoting a system of measure using the metre, kilogram, and second as the basic units of length, mass, and time