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versenoun [C/U]

us   /vɜrs/
literature writing that is arranged in a rhythmic pattern; poems: [U] She has a talent for writing humorous verse.
literature A verse is also one of the parts into which a poem or song is divided: [C] We’ll sing only the first and last verses.
literature A verse is also one of the short parts into which the Bible is divided.
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"verse" in British English

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versenoun

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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