Definition of vers de société in English:

vers de société

Line breaks: vers de so|ciété
Pronunciation: /ˌvɛː də səʊsɪeɪˈteɪ
, sɒ-, vɛʀ də sɒsjete/


[mass noun]
Verse dealing with topics provided by polite society in a light, witty style.
More example sentences
  • And here's a couple of pounds of vers de société that I got at a rate from the clever magazines.
  • The Lovemakers is a kind of vers de société taken to the level of high art.
  • It is not altogether apparent what one is to make of this - should light verse be vers de société?


French, literally 'verse of society'.

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