See more synonyms for mora on Thesaurus.com 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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Examples from the Web for morae
Thus it distinguishes only three morae in the syllable om, and not yet three and a half.
As the king approached the morae, some of his own followers even drew back, and formed a knot at a distance.
British Dictionary definitions for morae
noun plural -rae (-riː) or -ras
- prosody the quantity of a short syllable in verse represented by the breve (˘)
C16: from Latin: pause
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