[vur-suh-fi-key-shuh n]
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Origin of versification

1595–1605; < Latin versificātiōn- (stem of versificātiō), equivalent to versificāt(us) (past participle of versificāre to versify; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for versification

verse, paean, song, rhyme, poesy, stanza, rime, rune, versification, doggerel, balladry, rhyming

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British Dictionary definitions for versification


  1. the technique or art of versifying
  2. the form or metrical composition of a poem
  3. a metrical version of a prose text
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Word Origin and History for versification

c.1600, from Latin versificationem (nominative versificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of versificare (see versify).

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