Definition of couplet in English:

couplet

Syllabification: cou·plet
Pronunciation: /ˈkəplət
 
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noun

  • Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.
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    • The source texts are then reformed into single aphoristic lines, couplets, quatrains, and whole poems.
    • In honour of this, I invite you to submit your haiku, limericks, rhyming couplets, sonnets shameless pastiches and epic verses on the subject of blogs and blogging.
    • He'd write poems, rhyming couplets, four-line stanzas about riding in the mountain bike park.

Origin

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

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