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metre

noun [C or U] (POETRY) UK, specialized (US meter)     /ˈmiː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
the regular arrangement of syllables in poetry according to the number and type of beats in a line: He composes poems in a classical style and in strict metre. Many hymns have a firm, regular metre.Poetry
(Definition of metre noun (POETRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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