While the normal pronunciation of "cursed" is in one syllable, I have seen it used as a two-syllable word, "curs-ed". The Cambridge dictionary lists this pronunciation as an alternative in UK only: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cursed

Is the two-syllable version valid for use in modern poetry, or is it restricted to real or simulated Early Modern text, like thee/thou usually are?

  • Related: Are -èd adjectives still usèd words?
    – herisson
    May 30 '17 at 1:39
  • As a general rule, you can do pretty much anything in poetry and lyrics. It's artistic license, a get-out-of-jail-free card to violate English rules.
    – fixer1234
    May 30 '17 at 2:02
  • As adjectives, both cursed and blessed are often voiced as two-syllable words. As past tense verbs, however, they are almost always voiced as one-syllable words.
    – Sven Yargs
    May 30 '17 at 2:26

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