Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun metre

3 senses of metre

Sense 1
meter, metre, m -- (the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards))
       => metric linear unit -- (a linear unit of distance in metric terms)

Sense 2
meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence -- ((prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse)
       => poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody -- ((prosody) a system of versification)

Sense 3
meter, metre, time -- (rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration)
       => rhythmicity -- (the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music)

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