Definition of couplet in English:

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couplet

Pronunciation: /ˈkəplət/

noun

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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: cou·plet

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