Definition of blank verse in English:

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blank verse

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noun

[mass noun]
Verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentameters.
Example sentences
  • I wrote a kind of heroic Shakespearean text in blank verse and rhyme about the city's history.
  • He tabulated the total number of lines of blank verse, rhymed verse, and prose in each play, along with short and long lines, and lines with redundant syllables.
  • She's written the screenplay in rhyming blank verse, a daring choice that's bound to offend critics hooked on ‘realism.’

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