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couplet Line breaks: coup|let
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌplɪt/

Definition of couplet in English:


A pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length.
Example sentences
  • Sonnet 126 is, unusually, a poem in six rhymed couplets rather than a sonnet proper.
  • In 1705 he published The Campaign, a poem in heroic couplets in celebration of the victory of Blenheim.
  • It is composed in fluent, almost chatty couplets, with marvellous evocations of the deserted Venetian lido and twinkling lagoon: 'I love all waste / And solitary places; where we taste / The pleasure of believing what we see / Is boundless, as we wish our souls to be.'


Late 16th century: from French, diminutive of couple, from Old French cople (see couple).

Words that rhyme with couplet

cutlet • frontlet • violet

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