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synonyms for metre

  • cadence
  • flow
  • movement
  • pattern
  • pulse
  • swing
  • tempo
  • bounce
  • cadency
  • downbeat
  • lilt
  • measure
  • meter
  • periodicity
  • regularity
  • rhyme
  • time
  • uniformity
  • rise and fall
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How to use metre in a sentence

All insert yis (or yes) before parde; which spoils both sense and metre.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
All insert white after Was, which spoils metre and story (see l. 948).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
I supply look, for the sake of sense and metre; read—But good swet' hert-, look that ye.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Unfortunately, all the scribes have repeated it, to the ruin of the metre; for the line then contains two syllables too many.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Koch would omit hit, for the sake of the metre; but it makes no difference at all, the e in thoghte being elided.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
But it was all rewritten in a new metre, and is preserved to us, for all time, in the famous passage in the Knightes Tale; ll.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
MS. han ye me, correctly; Percy omits me, and so spoils both sense and metre.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
It fulfils the requirements of both metre and sense, and the words untalk'd of and unseen make it nearly indisputable.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 192, JULY 2, 1853VARIOUS
In Greece the principle of the interdependence of language, metre, and musical sound was carried very far.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
The fragment marked C by M. Weil resembles the hymn to Apollo in subject, and also in metre, but cannot belong to the same work.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
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WORDS RELATED TO METRE

  • bounce
  • cadence
  • cadency
  • downbeat
  • flow
  • lilt
  • measure
  • meter
  • metre
  • movement
  • pattern
  • periodicity
  • pulse
  • regularity
  • rhyme
  • rise and fall
  • swing
  • tempo
  • time
  • uniformity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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