blank verse

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of blank verse

: unrhymed verse; specifically : unrhymed iambic pentameter verse

Examples of blank verse in a Sentence

  1. the blank verse of Shakespeare and Milton

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First Known Use of blank verse

1588

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Definition of blank verse for English Language Learners

  • : poetry that does not rhyme but that has a regular rhythm


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