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limerick

noun lim·er·ick \ˈli-mə-rik, ˈlim-rik\

: a humorous rhyming poem of five lines

Full Definition of LIMERICK

:  a light or humorous verse form of five chiefly anapestic verses of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of three feet and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet with a rhyme scheme of aabba
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Origin of LIMERICK

Limerick, Ireland
First Known Use: 1896

Rhymes with LIMERICK

Limerick

geographical name Lim·er·ick \ˈli-mə-rik, ˈlim-rik\

Definition of LIMERICK

1
county SW Ireland in Munster area 1037 square miles (2696 square kilometers), pop 175,304
2
city & port, its , on the Shannon pop 54,023
LIMERICK Defined for Kids

limerick

noun lim·er·ick \ˈli-mə-rik\

Definition of LIMERICK for Kids

:  a funny poem with five lines

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