short meter

noun

Definition of short meter

1 or less commonly short measure :a quatrain of which the first, second, and fourth lines are in iambic trimeter and the third in iambic tetrameter :a poulter's measure written as a quatrain abbreviation S.M.
2 a :quick work
  • make short meter of the job
b :a short time
  • finished the job in short meter

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