[me-trist, mee-trist]
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Origin of metrist

From the Medieval Latin word metrista, dating back to 1525–35. See meter2, -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for metrist

Historical Examples of metrist

  • Dryden, too, approves of Fairfax, considered at least as a metrist.

  • As a metrist, therefore, Ramsay can claim little or no attention.

    Allan Ramsay

    William Henry Oliphant Smeaton

British Dictionary definitions for metrist


  1. prosody a person skilled in the use of poetic metre
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