- pertaining to meter or poetic measure.
- composed in meter or verse.
- pertaining to measurement.
Origin of metrical
Examples from the Web for metrically
Not nonsense at all: but, metrically, really his usual elegiac.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Quadrisyllable endings are frequent in the metrically strict Claudian.
The myne wisse of Beowulf (l. 169) is metrically admissible.Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book
C. Alphonso Smith
It is to him, also, (if to any one), that Milton is metrically indebted.The Visions of England
Francis T. Palgrave
This line is metrically corrupt, but its emendation is very uncertain.
- of or relating to measurement
- of or in poetic metre
Word Origin and History for metrically
"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.