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mora

play
noun mo·ra \ˈmȯr-ə\

Definition of mora

plural morae play \ˈmȯr-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\ or moras

  1. :  the minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of an average short syllable



Origin of mora

Latin, delay; akin to Old Irish maraid it lasts


First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with mora


Learn More about mora

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "mora" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "mora"


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