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Definition of "meter" []

  • The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line. (noun)
  • A particular arrangement of words in poetry, such as iambic pentameter, determined by the kind and number of metrical units in a line. (noun)
  • The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines. (noun)
  • Music Division into measures or bars. (noun)
  • Music A specific rhythm determined by the number of beats and the time value assigned to each note in a measure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meter" in a sentence
  • "Put another way, the meter is always running and no matter how far you ride, you never own the taxi."
  • "[A line of spacer text because this word meter is broken]"
  • "Happy happy happy ... the Zokoutu word meter is back."