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meter is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of meter pronunciation
An example use of meter in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of meter
A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.
The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
(music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
A device that measures things.
One who metes or measures.
The rhythm pattern in a poem.
A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.
To regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath).
To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter.
To measure with a metering device.
meter frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word meter occurs in english on average 7.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.