EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective pertaining to meter or poetic measure. composed in meter or verse. pertaining to measurement. Origin of metrical 1375–1425; late Middle English
Late Latin metric(us
-al 1 Related forms met·ri·cal·ly, adverb met·ri·cism , [ me-tr uh-siz- uh m] /ˈmɛ trəˌsɪz əm/ me·tric·i·ty , [me- tris-i-tee, mi-] /mɛˈtrɪs ɪ ti, mɪ-/ noun non·met·ri·cal, adjective non·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb un·met·ri·cal, adjective un·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-metrical adj.
"pertaining to versification," early 15c., from Latin
metricus "metrical," from Greek metrikos "of or for meter, metrical," from metron "poetic meter" (see meter (n.2)). Old English had meterlic in this sense.
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