tumbling verse

noun

: an early modern English type of verse having four stresses but no prevailing type of foot and no regular number of syllables

Word History

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tumbling verse was in 1585

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“Tumbling verse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumbling%20verse. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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