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[ me-tri-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF metrical

Synonyms for metrical

  • balanced
  • cadenced
  • measured
  • musical
  • rhythmic
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As it is, his poem has the faults we should look for in a metrical version of Euclid.

These metrical effects he has tried to reproduce in English.

Metrical scheme: a brief strophe and antistrophe and conclusion.

The whole universe is metrical, everything is a question of degree.

But he was already skilled in the art of metrical composition.

The reign of metrical romance, brilliant but brief, was past, or nearly so.

A selection from the metrical Sanskrit proverbs and maxims is here given.

Prose must be rhythmical, and it may be as much so as you will; but it must not be metrical.

By metrical language is meant that which is systematically rhythmical.

A metrical translation of the second part of Faust appeared in 1866.

WORD ORIGIN

"pertaining to versification," early 15c., from Latin metricus "metrical," from Greek metrikos "of or for meter, metrical," from metron "poetic meter" (see meter (n.2)). Old English had meterlic in this sense.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR METRICAL

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  • measured
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