- the act of versifying.
- verse form; metrical structure.
- a metrical version of something.
- the art or practice of composing verses.
Origin of versification
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Examples from the Web for versification
Then you have followed our theory of versification rigorously.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The versification is too modern; the language often too ancient.
To his versification, justice requires that praise should not be denied.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
The old Danish poets were, for the most part, extremely rude in their versification.Romantic Ballads
Not that to Schiller 'form' meant mere style and versification.Poetry for Poetry's Sake
A. C. Bradley
- the technique or art of versifying
- the form or metrical composition of a poem
- a metrical version of a prose text
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Word Origin and History for versification
c.1600, from Latin versificationem (nominative versificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of versificare (see versify).
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