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verse

noun uk   /vɜːs/ us    /vɝːs/
[U] writing that is arranged in short lines with a regular rhythm; poetry: comic/light/satirical verse Shakespeare wrote mostly in verse. B2 [C] one of the parts that a poem or song is divided into: Each verse was sung as a solo and then everyone joined in on the chorus. [C] one of the series of short parts that the writing of a holy book is divided into: She recited a verse from the Bible/the Koran.
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