[ vur-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
See synonyms for versification on
  1. the act of versifying.

  2. verse form; metrical structure.

  1. a metrical version of something.

  2. the art or practice of composing verses.

Origin of versification

1595–1605; <Latin versificātiōn- (stem of versificātiō), equivalent to versificāt(us) (past participle of versificāre to versify; see -ate1) + -iōn--ion

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

How to use versification in a sentence

  • They have not the musical flow of Coleridge's versification, but rather the dash and vivacity of Scott.

  • The versification of the Félibres follows in the main the rules observed by the French poets.

    Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
  • We may note here instances of the special features of Provençal versification mentioned above.

    Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
  • There is one charming little song entitled "The Basket of Flowers," in which the sentiment and versification are alike admirable.

    The Hubble-Shue | Christian Carstairs
  • Probably his sporting poems might have been better if he had been able to go on and take that course in versification.

    The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun

British Dictionary definitions for versification


/ (ˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

  1. the technique or art of versifying

  2. the form or metrical composition of a poem

  1. a metrical version of a prose text

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