noun son·net \ˈsä-nət\

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

Full Definition of SONNET

:  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

Other Literature Terms

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

Rhymes with SONNET


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