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verset

[vur-sit] /ˈvɜr sɪt/
noun
1.
Prosody. a brief verse, especially from Scripture.
2.
Music. a brief piece for pipe organ, formerly used as part of the music for the Catholic Mass.
3.
Archaic. versicle.
Origin of verset
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French. See verse, -et
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  • En Arnaut often ends a canzone with a verset in different tone from the rest, as markedly in "Si fos Amors."

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