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mis- +‎ meter


mismeter ‎(third-person singular simple present mismeters, present participle mismetering, simple past and past participle mismetered)

  1. (transitive) To give the wrong meter to, as to a line of verse.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.