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senryu

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noun sen·ryu \ˈsen-rē-(ˌ)ü\

Definition of senryu

plural

senryu

  1. :  a 3-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein



Origin and Etymology of senryu

Japanese


First Known Use: 1938


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