versification

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noun ver·si·fi·ca·tion \ˌvər-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of versification

  1. 1 :  the making of verses

  2. 2a :  metrical structure :  prosodyb :  a particular metrical structure or style

  3. 3 :  a version in verse of something originally in prose

Origin and Etymology of versification

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


First Known Use: circa 1576



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