There are 2 definitions of limerick in English:


Syllabification: lim·er·ick
Pronunciation: /ˈlim(ə)rik


A humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba, popularized by Edward Lear.
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late 19th century: said to be from the chorus “Will you come up to Limerick?,” sung between improvised verses at a gathering.

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There are 2 definitions of limerick in English:


Syllabification: Lim·er·ick
Pronunciation: /ˈlim(ə)rik
1A county in the Republic of Ireland, in the western part of the province of Munster.
1.1The county town of Limerick, on the Shannon River; population 52,539 (2006).

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