verse line


verse line
noun
a line of metrical text
Syn: ↑verse
Derivationally related forms: ↑verse (for: ↑verse), ↑versify (for: ↑verse)
Hypernyms: ↑line
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑poem, ↑verse form

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