a word or expression whose only function is to fill a metrical gap in a verse or to balance a sentence.
Compare (def 2).
[shiv-ee-uh t, shev- for 1; chev-ee-uh t, chee-vee- for 2, 3; for 3 also shev-ee-uh t] /ˈʃɪv i ət, ˈʃɛv- for 1; ˈtʃɛv i ət, ˈtʃi vi- for 2, 3; for 3 also ˈʃɛv i ət/ noun 1. a city in SW Ohio. 2. one of a British breed of sheep, noted for its heavy […]
[chev-ee-uh t, chee-vee-] /ˈtʃɛv i ət, ˈtʃi vi-/ plural noun 1. a range of hills on the boundary between England and Scotland: highest point, 2676 feet (816 meters). plural noun 1. a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland, mainly in Northumberland
[shev-uh n] /ˈʃɛv ən/ noun 1. the flesh of goats, used as food.
- Chevra kadisha
/xɛvˈrɑ kɑdɪˈʃɑ; Yiddish ˈxɛvrə kɑˈdɪʃə/ noun 1. a Jewish burial society, usually composed of unpaid volunteers who provide funerals for members of their congregation