Definition of verset in English:

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verset

Pronunciation: /ˈvəːsɪt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

Music
A short prelude or interlude for organ.
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'.

Words that rhyme with verset

tercet

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ver¦set

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