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verset

[vur-sit]
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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; Middle English < Old French. See verse, -et
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Examples from the Web for verset

Historical Examples

  • En Arnaut often ends a canzone with a verset in different tone from the rest, as markedly in "Si fos Amors."

    Instigations

    Ezra Pound


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