- 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
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Origin of verse2
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Origin of -verse
How to use verse in a sentence
Whether you are new to gaming or a well-versed player, you probably know that your gaming monitor has a big effect on your overall experience.Best gaming monitor: Five things to consider|Carsen Joenk|November 26, 2020|Popular-Science
For instance, sometimes the algorithm will get a little lost between verses, which sound similar from a structural standpoint.This Billie Eilish cover is unlike any other (because it’s made by Google’s AI)|Stan Horaczek|November 24, 2020|Popular-Science
In 2016, an international team of scientists developed a method for "virtually unrolling" a badly damaged ancient scroll found on the western shore of the Dead Sea, revealing the first few verses from the Book of Leviticus.College undergrads find hidden text on medieval manuscript via UV imaging|Jennifer Ouellette|November 20, 2020|Ars Technica
“I’m not too good at it, but I was getting into it,” Trebek said after delivering the verses, and I believed him.Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers|Oliver Roeder|November 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Breathlessly, she explained that she was taking her second computer science class and felt overwhelmed by how well-versed the boys around her already were in Java, a programming language.This AI whiz could be the next Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, but first she has to navigate being 18|Taylor Telford|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
When I was a boy I had a knack at versing, which came rather in anticipation of the subjects to use it on.Imaginary Interviews|W. D. Howells
It is not rhyming and versing that maketh poesy; one may be a poet without versing, and a versifier without poetry.
But that which giveth greatest scope to their scorning humour, is rhyming and versing.A Defence of Poesie and Poems|Philip Sidney
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.