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free verse

n.
Verse composed of variable, usually unrhymed lines having no fixed metrical pattern.

[Translation of French vers libre : vers, verse + libre, free.]

free verse

n
(Poetry) unrhymed verse without a metrical pattern

free′ verse′


n.
verse with no fixed metrical pattern.
[1905–10]

free verse

- Poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter.
See also related terms for poetry.

free verse

Verse that is unrhymed and follows no strict metrical pattern, cadence often providing form.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free verse - unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Translations

free verse

nverso libero
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