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verse

Pronunciation: /vɜːrs; vɜːs/

Translation of verse in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (short poem) verso (masculine), rima (feminine) 2.2 (stanza) estrofa (feminine) 2.3verse (line) verso (masculine) 2.4 countable/numerable (in Bible) versículo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • These moments draw on and return to a practice entrenched in evangelicalism: the use of Bible memory verses.
    • We have many different such divisions ranging from what would be long verses to chapter style divisions.
    • In a short work like this we cannot examine all the verses in the Bible which refer to the devil and Satan.
    Example sentences
    • Both he and Frost advocated the use of natural diction, and of colloquial speech rhythms in metrical verse.
    • The only way to write poetry is to begin by writing verse.
    • Among the pioneers of free verse, D. H. Lawrence stands out as one who, though gifted in metrical verse, is happier without meter.

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