Share this entry
couplet Syllabification: cou·plet
Pronunciation: /ˈkəplət/

Definition of couplet in English:


Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.
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).

Words that rhyme with couplet

cutlet • frontlet • violet
Definition of couplet in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources