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sonnet

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noun son·net \ˈsä-nət\

Simple Definition of sonnet

  • : a poem made up of 14 lines that rhyme in a fixed pattern

Full Definition of sonnet

  1. :  a fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically 5-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme; also :  a poem in this pattern

Origin of sonnet

Italian sonetto, from Old Occitan sonet little song, from son sound, song, from Latin sonus sound


First Known Use: 1557

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