- pertaining to meter or poetic measure.
- composed in meter or verse.
- pertaining to measurement.
Origin of metrical
Examples from the Web for metrical
As it is, his poem has the faults we should look for in a metrical version of Euclid.The Legacy of Greece
These metrical effects he has tried to reproduce in English.Early Theories of Translation
Flora Ross Amos
Metrical scheme: a brief strophe and antistrophe and conclusion.
The whole universe is metrical, everything is a question of degree.Life and Matter
But he was already skilled in the art of metrical composition.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
- of or relating to measurement
- of or in poetic metre
Word Origin and History for 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.