Simple Definition of haiku
: a Japanese form of poetry or a poem written in this form
Full Definition of haiku
: 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 in a sentence
He has written many beautiful haiku.
Origin of haiku
First Known Use: 1902
HAIKU Defined for Kids
Definition of haiku for Students
: 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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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "haiku"
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