Definition of verset in English:

verset

Line breaks: ver¦set
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːsɪt
 
/

noun

Music
  • A short prelude or interlude for organ.
    More example sentences
    • His output includes many liturgical items such as hymns, Kyries, and versets for psalms and canticles.
    • The second verset of the Kyrie, for example, is a fugue on the reed stops based on the chant melody.
    • The work is made up of eight versets, each of which reflects a different stanza of this fine Lenten hymn.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a versicle): from Old French, diminutive of vers 'verse'.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody