Metre vs Extrametric - What's the difference?

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As a noun metre

is the basic unit of length in the international system of units (si: système international d'unités) it is equal to (approximately 3937) imperial inches or metre can be the rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.

As a verb metre

is (british|rare) (meter) or metre can be (poetry|music) to put into metrical form.

As a adjective extrametric is

(music) of a rhythm which is irregular, (which is) outside of the metric structure of the surrounding composition.

metre

English

(wikipedia metre)

Alternative forms

* meter

Etymology 1

From (etyl)

Noun

  • (en noun)
  • The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is equal to (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
  • * 1797 , The Monthly magazine and British register , No. 3
  • The measures of length above the metre' are ten times ... greater than the ' metre .
  • * 1873 , The Young Englishwoman , April
  • A dress length of 8 metres of the best quality costs 58 francs.
  • * 1928 , The Observer , April 15
  • The 12-metre yachts ... can be sailed efficiently with four paid hands.
    Usage notes
    * This, rather than meter'', is the spelling adopted by the chose to use ''meter in accordance with the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual.
    Synonyms
    * m
    Derived terms
    * cubic metre * metrology * metric * metre per second * square metre
    See also
    *

    Verb

    (metr)
  • (British, rare)
  • Usage notes
    The standard spelling of the verb meaning to measure'' is meter''' throughout the English-speaking world. The use of the spelling ' metre for this sense (outside music and poetry) is possibly mis-spelling.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) metrum, from (etyl) See

    Noun

  • (en noun) (British, Canada)
  • The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
  • Verb

    (metr)
  • (poetry, music) To put into metrical form.
  • See also
    * metronome * metric *

    Anagrams

    * * * ----

    extrametric

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (music) Of a rhythm which is irregular, (which is) outside of the metric structure of the surrounding composition.
  • (of a syllable or line) Which is outside of the metre of a line or poem.