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Definition 1: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for metre in the sense of this definition

(metre is a kind of ...) the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music

Definition 2: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for metre in the sense of this definition

(metre is a kind of ...) (prosody) a system of versification

(... is a kind of metre ) the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse

(... is a kind of metre ) analysis of verse into metrical patterns

(... is a kind of metre ) the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad

(... is a kind of metre ) (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

(metre belongs to category ...) the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

Definition 3: the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for metre in the sense of this definition

(metre is a kind of ...) a linear unit of distance in metric terms

(metre is a part of ...) a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter

(... is part of metre) a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

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