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metre (n.)

chiefly British English spelling of meter (n.); for spelling, see -re.

updated on June 01, 2012

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Definitions of metre from WordNet

metre (n.)
the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards);
Synonyms: meter / m
metre (n.)
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse;
Synonyms: meter / measure / beat / cadence
metre (n.)
rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration;
Synonyms: meter / time
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