Definition of metricist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛtrɪsɪst/

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A person who writes in or analyses poetic metre.
Example sentences
  • This poem reveals Wulfstan as perhaps the most accomplished Latin metricist which Anglo-Saxon England produced.
  • This establishes the position of the songs within the German tradition and suggests fundamental structural principles to the metricist as well as the musicologist.
  • He remarked that Paul was a 'wretched metricist'.

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