Definition of mora
moraeplay \ˈmȯr-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\ or
: the minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of an average short syllable
Origin and Etymology of mora
Latin, delay; akin to Old Irish maraid it lasts
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
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