stress-verse

noun

Definition of stress-verse

1 : verse having rhythm produced by recurrence of stresses without regard to number of syllables or any fixed distribution of unstressed elements
2 : verse having cadence produced by arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables : accentual meter, as distinguished from meter based on temporal quantity

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“Stress-verse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stress-verse. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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