noun \ˈsen-rē-(ˌ)ü\
plural senryu

Definition of SENRYU

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

Origin of SENRYU

First Known Use: 1938


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