Definition of Nonsense verse

1. Noun. Nonsensical writing (usually verse).

Exact synonyms: Amphigory
Generic synonyms: Bunk, Hokum, Meaninglessness, Nonsense, Nonsensicality



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonsense Verse

nonsenile
nonsenior
nonseniors
nonsensational
nonsensationalist
nonsensationalistic
nonsense
nonsense(a)
nonsense codon
nonsense mutation
nonsense mutations
nonsense strand
nonsense suppression
nonsense syndrome
nonsense triplet
nonsense verse (current term)
nonsense word
nonsensed
nonsenses
nonsensical
nonsensicalities
nonsensicality
nonsensically
nonsensicalness
nonsensification
nonsensifications
nonsensify
nonsensing
nonsensitive
nonsensory

Literary usage of Nonsense verse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Book Auction Recordsby Frank Karslake by Frank Karslake (1906)
"After a long spell o{ work let me recommend the occasional knocking off of a nonsense-verse or two, as a brain recuperator. 'Tis the most excellent medicine ..."

2. The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries (1906)
"nonsense verse ON AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT, WRITTEN BY HAWTHORNE IN 1862 Alcott often used to visit Hawthorne at Concord, and at times, it seems, ..."

3. The Art of Versification by Joseph Berg Esenwein, Mary Eleanor (Roberts) Roberts (1913)
"nonsense verse This type of light verse is that which conveys merely nonsensical or ludicrous ideas. The result may be chiefly brought about by such ..."

4. Time in English Verse Rhythm: An Empirical Study of Typical Verses by the by Warner Brown (1908)
"Since these well-defined units seem so essential to free spoken rhythms like the nonsense verse we are justified in looking for them in other verse as well. ..."

5. The Psychology of Mentally Deficient Children by Naomi Norsworthy (1908)
"Since these well-defined units seem so essential to free spoken rhythms like the nonsense verse we are justified in looking for them in other verse as well. ..."

6. Pages from a Private Diary by Henry Charles Beeching (1899)
"I have a great fondness for the Lear type of nonsense verse. One of the best I know is a little old-fashioned now, but it deserves recording :— " There was ..."

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