verset

[ vur-sit ]
/ ˈvɜr sɪt /
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noun

Prosody. a brief verse, especially from Scripture.
Music. a brief piece for pipe organ, formerly used as part of the music for the Catholic Mass.
Archaic. versicle.

Nearby words

  1. versant,
  2. versatile,
  3. verse,
  4. versed,
  5. versed sine,
  6. versicle,
  7. versicolor,
  8. versicolour,
  9. versicular,
  10. versiera

Origin of verset

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French. See verse, -et

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Examples from the Web for verset

  • 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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