noun \ˈkwä-ˌtrān, kwä-ˈ\

: a poem or verse that has four lines

Full Definition of QUATRAIN

:  a unit or group of four lines of verse

Origin of QUATRAIN

Middle French, from quatre four, from Latin quattuor
First Known Use: 1585

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody


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