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metrical foot

 
Noun metrical foot has 1 sense
  1. metrical foot, foot, metrical unit - a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
    --1 is a kind of meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence
    --1 has particulars:
     dactyl; iamb, iambus; anapest, anapaest; amphibrach; trochee; spondee; pyrrhic, dibrach
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