noun, plural mo·rae [mawr-ee, mohr-ee] /ˈmɔr i, ˈmoʊr i/, mo·ras. Prosody.
the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal short sound or syllable.
Origin of mora
1560–70; < Latin: delay, hence, space of time
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Related Words for moraefeet, cadency, pattern, measure, rhyme, poetry, lilt, music, structure, swing, cadence, mora
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noun plural -rae (-riː) or -ras
prosody the quantity of a short syllable in verse represented by the breve (˘)
Word Origin for mora
C16: from Latin: pause
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