Definition of verset in English:

verset

noun

Music
  • A short prelude or interlude for organ.

    • ‘His output includes many liturgical items such as hymns, Kyries, and versets for psalms and canticles.’
    • ‘The second verset of the Kyrie, for example, is a fugue on the reed stops based on the chant melody.’
    • ‘The work is made up of eight versets, each of which reflects a different stanza of this fine Lenten hymn.’
    • ‘There I played the versets for him on the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll at Saint-Ouen.’
    • ‘In most biblical poetry, lines consist of two or three versets (sections of a line), most with 2-3 stresses.’
    overture, introductory movement, introduction, opening, voluntary
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Origin

Middle English (denoting a versicle): from Old French, diminutive of vers verse.

Pronunciation:

verset

/ˈvəːsɪt/