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Definition of "metrical" []

  • Of, relating to, or composed in poetic meter: metrical verse; five metrical units in a line. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to measurement. (adjective)

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 "metrical" in a sentence
  • "Apart from the many faults of interpretation all of the metrical translations of the Nibelungenlied here enumerated are defective in one all-important respect: they do not reproduce the poem in its _metrical form_."
  • "To all of them the term metrical prayer rather than hymn should be applied."
  • "ML says: how is this not poetry? is it not “literature in metrical form”?"