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noun verse pronunciation in British English /vɜː(r)s/
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singularverse
pluralverses
  1. 1
    [countable] a group of words or sentences that form one section of a poem or song
    The first three verses are about her childhood.
    Philip sang the first verse and then everyone joined in.
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    1. a.
      a small group of sentences in the Bible that has a number next to it
      Genesis, chapter 28, verse 12
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal poetry, especially poetry with a regular pattern
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