Definition of metrical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmetrɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmetrɪkl//
(also metric)
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connected with the rhythm of a poem, produced by the arrangement of stress on the syllables in each line Word Origin late Middle English: via Latin from Greek metrikos (from metron ‘measure’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: metrical