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nonsense versenoun [U]

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poems that use words a writer has invented: "Brillig" is a made-up word used in a piece of nonsense verse by Lewis Carroll.
Translations of “nonsense verse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 胡鬧詩(運用詩人自造詞的詩)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胡话诗(运用诗人自造词的诗)…
(Definition of nonsense verse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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