- of or composed in meter or verse
- of, involving, or used in measurement; metric
Origin: L metricus from Glassical Greek metrikos (see meter and amp; -ic) plush -al
- metrically adverb
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- Of, relating to, or composed in poetic meter: metrical verse; five metrical units in a line.
- Of or relating to measurement.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin metricus, from Greek metrikos, from metron, measure, poetic meter; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
- metˈri·cal·ly adverb