free verse

noun

Definition of free verse

:verse whose meter is irregular in some respect or whose rhythm is not metrical

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First Known Use of free verse

1813


FREE VERSE Defined for English Language Learners

free verse

noun

Definition of free verse for English Language Learners

  • : poetry that does not rhyme and does not have a regular rhythm


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