Meaning of metricist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛtrɪsɪst/


  • A person who writes in or analyses poetic metre.

    ‘This poem reveals Wulfstan as perhaps the most accomplished Latin metricist which Anglo-Saxon England produced.’
    • ‘This establishes the position of the songs within the German tradition and suggests fundamental structural principles to the metricist as well as the musicologist.’
    • ‘He remarked that Paul was a 'wretched metricist'.’
    • ‘Tennyson was an expert metricist, but in this poem he keeps things pretty simple, sticking with the standard meter of English, iambic pentameter.’
    • ‘Since his death an attempt has been made to minimise his importance and even to deny that he is a real poet and to describe him as a mere virtuoso and skilful metricist.’
    verse writer, versifier, verse-maker, rhymester, rhymer, sonneteer, lyricist, lyrist, elegist