light verse

  1. verse that is written to entertain, amuse, or please, often by the subtlety of its form rather than by its literary quality.

Words Nearby light verse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use light verse in a sentence

  • A would-be writer of light verse who has not an ironical habit of mind had better change his purpose and write an epic.

    London Lyrics | Frederick Locker
  • He was a dabbler in light verse, and had been elected to the college funny paper.

    The Seven-Branched Candlestick | Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
  • His wit and his skill in light verse had won him a great reputation, and he was one of the idols of the Parisian salons.

  • Constantin Huyghens wrote light verse with intricate metres, and an occasional epigram.

    A Wanderer in Holland | E. V. Lucas
  • It was a little volume of light verse, and it whiled away the time until his hostess reappeared.

    The Gay Adventure | Richard Bird