[ vur-soh ]
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noun,plural ver·sos.Printing.
  1. a left-hand page of an open book or manuscript (opposed to recto).

Origin of verso

1830–40; short for Latin in versō foliō on the turned leaf

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British Dictionary definitions for verso


/ (ˈvɜːsəʊ) /

nounplural -sos
    • the back of a sheet of printed paper

    • Also called: reverso the left-hand pages of a book, bearing the even numbers: Compare recto

  1. the side of a coin opposite to the obverse; reverse

Origin of verso

C19: from the New Latin phrase versō foliō the leaf having been turned, from Latin vertere to turn + folium a leaf

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