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quatrain

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noun qua·train \ˈkwä-ˌtrān, kwä-ˈ\

Simple Definition of quatrain

  • : a poem or verse that has four lines

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quatrain

  1. :  a unit or group of four lines of verse

Origin and Etymology of quatrain

Middle French, from quatre four, from Latin quattuor


First Known Use: 1585


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