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|Noun||1.||metrical unit - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm|
dactyl - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
amphibrach - a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
trochee - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
spondee - a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables