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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.
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Origin of verset

1175–1225; Middle English <Old French. See verse, -et
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How to use verset in a sentence

  • 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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