- pertaining to meter or poetic measure.
- composed in meter or verse.
- pertaining to measurement.
Origin of metrical
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To chant is to sing in solemn and somewhat uniform cadence; chant is ordinarily applied to non-metrical religious compositions.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
- of or relating to measurement
- of or in poetic metre
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Word Origin and History for non-metrical
"pertaining to versification," early 15c., from Latin metricus "metrical," from Greek metrikos "of or for meter, metrical," from metron "poetic meter" (see meter (n.2)). Old English had meterlic in this sense.
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