- the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal short sound or syllable.
Origin of mora
1560–70; < Latin: delay, hence, space of time
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Examples from the Web for morae
- prosody the quantity of a short syllable in verse represented by the breve (˘)
C16: from Latin: pause
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