from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not metrical; unmetrical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Not metrical or rhythmical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not metrical or rhythmical.


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im- +‎ metrical


  • To make the main pause of the line fall upon _the_ is extremely and painfully bad, even when the next word begins with a consonant; but when the word following _the_ begins with a vowel, the line is absolutely immetrical; it has, indeed, no more to do with English prosody than with that prosody of Japan upon which Mr. Basil Chamberlain discourses so pleasantly.

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