noun \ˈsiŋ-ˌkān, ˈsaŋ-\

Definition of CINQUAIN

:  a 5-line stanza

Origin of CINQUAIN

French, from cinq five, from Old French, from Latin quinque — more at five
First Known Use: 1882


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