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haiku

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noun hai·ku \ˈhī-(ˌ)kü\

Simple Definition of haiku

  • : a Japanese form of poetry or a poem written in this form

Full Definition of haiku

plural haiku

  1. :  an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively; also :  a poem in this form usually having a seasonal reference — compare tanka

Examples of haiku

  1. He has written many beautiful haiku.



Origin of haiku

Japanese


First Known Use: 1902


HAIKU Defined for Kids

haiku

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noun hai·ku \ˈhī-ˌkü\

Definition of haiku

plural haiku

  1. :  a Japanese poem or form of poetry without rhyme having three lines with the first and last lines having five syllables and the middle having seven




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