- that part of a song following the introduction and preceding the chorus.
- a part of a song designed to be sung by a solo voice.
Origin of verse1
synonym study for verse
OTHER WORDS FROM verseun·der·verse, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH verseverses , versus
Other definitions for verse (2 of 3)
Origin of verse2
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Origin of -verse
How to use verse in a sentence
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan|Jay Michaelson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for the creative process of writing mnemonic verses versus songs?Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble|David Bukszpan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one is quoting Bible verses to explain why they play tennis or enjoy a good game of golf.Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor|Bryan Storkel|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bayes read Bible verses on stage and linked the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl to the Book of Revelations.Idaho’s Freakshow Debate|Ben Jacobs|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I go out in a canoe and repeat verses over and over and try and learn poems.‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski on Life After Will Gardner’s Death|Jason Lynch|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems to me that such verses as these might very well have satisfied the English admirers of Klopstock.
In his condemned cell he composed a beautiful poem of 14 verses (“My last Thought”), which was found by his wife and published.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
You were obliging enough to ask me to accept a presentation copy of your verses.
There was the most portentous picture of a Griffin on the first page, with verses below.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Meanwhile, as you may well believe, he began to feel very sorry that he had said anything about the verses.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
British Dictionary definitions for verse
- a series of metrical feet forming a rhythmic unit of one line
- (as modifier)verse line
Word Origin for verse
Cultural definitions for verse
A kind of language made intentionally different from ordinary speech or prose. It usually employs devices such as meter and rhyme, though not always. Free verse, for example, has neither meter nor rhyme. Verse is usually considered a broader category than poetry, with the latter being reserved to mean verse that is serious and genuinely artistic.
Other Idioms and Phrases with verse
see chapter and verse.