blank verse

blank verse
noun Date: 1588 unrhymed verse; specifically unrhymed iambic pentameter verse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(especially the heroic verse of five iambic feet)

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  • Blank verse — is a type of poetry, distinguished by having a regular meter, but no rhyme. In English, the meter most commonly used with blank verse has been iambic pentameter (like that which is used in Shakespearean plays). The first known use of blank verse… …   Wikipedia

  • Blank verse — Blank Blank, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98. See {Blink}, and cf. 1st {Blanch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of a white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blank verse — Verse Verse, n. [OE. vers, AS. fers, L. versus a line in writing, and, in poetry, a verse, from vertere, versum, to turn, to turn round; akin to E. worth to become: cf. F. vers. See {Worth} to become, and cf. {Advertise}, {Averse}, {Controversy} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blank verse — n. unrhymed verse; esp., unrhymed verse having five iambic feet per line, as in Elizabethan drama: cf. FREE VERSE …   English World dictionary

  • Blank verse — (engl., spr. blänk wörs), der reimlose fünffüßige Jambus, das eigentliche dramatische Versmaß der Engländer, wie nach ihrem Vorgang auch der Deutschen. Er wurde in England zuerst von Surrey (gest. 1547) als Metrum für epische Dichtungen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • blank verse — n [U] poetry that has a fixed ↑rhythm but does not ↑rhyme →↑free verse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blank verse — blank′ verse′ n. pro unrhymed verse • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • blank verse — ► NOUN ▪ verse without rhyme …   English terms dictionary

  • blank verse — noun uncount a type of poetry that has a regular pattern of sounds but does not have lines that RHYME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blank verse — 1580s; the thing itself is attested in English poetry from mid 16c. and is classical in origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • blank verse — (izg. blȅnk vérs) m DEFINICIJA jez. knjiž. nevezan, slobodni stih, bez rime, osobito jampski pentametar u engleskoj drami i epu ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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