metrist

[ me-trist, mee-trist ]
/ ˈmɛ trɪst, ˈmi trɪst /

noun

a person who is skilled in the use of poetic meters.

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Origin of metrist

From the Medieval Latin word metrista, dating back to 1525–35. See meter2, -ist
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Example sentences from the Web for metrist

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

    Allan Ramsay|William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
  • Dryden, too, approves of Fairfax, considered at least as a metrist.

British Dictionary definitions for metrist

metrist
/ (ˈmɛtrɪst) /

noun

prosody a person skilled in the use of poetic metre
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