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metrify

[ me-truh-fahy ]
/ ˈmɛ trəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), met·ri·fied, met·ri·fy·ing.

to put into meter; compose in verse.

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Origin of metrify

1515–25; <French métrifier<Medieval Latin metrificāre, equivalent to metri- (combining form of metrummeter2) + -ficāre-fy

OTHER WORDS FROM metrify

met·ri·fi·er, nounun·met·ri·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metrify

metrify
/ (ˈmɛtrɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) prosody to render into poetic metre

Derived forms of metrify

metrifier, noun
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