Dictionary
3 ENTRIES FOUND:

sonnet

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sonneteerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: SonneratiaceaeAll Words Near: sonnet
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears