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noun 
  1. A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
Restoration literature is well known for its carefully constructed verse.
  1. Poetic form in general
The restrictions of verse have been steadily relaxed over time.
  1. One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
Note the shift in tone between the first verse and the second.
Etymology: partly Old English vers; partly < Old French vers; both < Latin versus, (originally) row, furrow < vertere turn around


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