Short meter

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(Hymnol.) iambic verses or lines, the first, second, and fourth having each three feet, and the third four feet. The stanza usually consists of four lines, but is sometimes doubled. Short meter is indicated by the initials S. M.

See also: Meter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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