versification

noun
ver·​si·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌvər-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce versification (audio) \

Definition of versification

1 : the making of verses
2a : metrical structure : prosody
b : a particular metrical structure or style
3 : a version in verse of something originally in prose

First Known Use of versification

circa 1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for versification

borrowed from Latin versificātiōn-, versificātiō, from versificāre "to versify" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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The first known use of versification was circa 1576

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“Versification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/versification. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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