cinquain


cin·quain

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cinque
Previous Word in the Dictionary: cinq–cents
All Words Near: cinquain

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up cinquain? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).