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metre

  • (British) meter1 , → meter2
    Example sentences
    • The oddest thing was losing the feet and inches and changing to metres and centimetres.
    • Squid come in all sizes, from a centimetre to over a metre in length, and the life cycles of different species vary greatly.
    • Individual coal balls range from a few centimetres to over a metre in length.
    Example sentences
    • For in addition to these more typical forms one finds catalogued in EV an amazing variety of stanzaic forms, line lengths, meters, and rhyme schemes.
    • His first works are called the Eclogues, a collection of pastoral poetry done in the same meter as the Aeneid (dactylic hexameter).
    • You are constrained by a specific meter, a specific rhyme scheme, and a specific length.
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