Definition of couplet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌplɪt/


A pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length.
Example sentences
  • The source texts are then reformed into single aphoristic lines, couplets, quatrains, and whole poems.
  • It was translated into English iambic pentameter with rhymed couplets.
  • His four-line verses or quatrains, each of two rhymed couplets, were written in groups of 100, known as Centuries.


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

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