Part of speech: noun

Artistic spirit and enthusiasm; poetic rapture.

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Usage examples "verve":

  1. Work went on that morning with much verve and vigor. - "The Rebel of the School", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
  2. It pictured native life with verve, skill, keenness of insight, and fine pictorial view. - "A Text-Book of the History of Painting", John C. Van Dyke.
  3. It is grand, it is terrifying in verve, in philosophy, in novelty, in painting, in style. - "Balzac", Frederick Lawton.