Definition of tercet
: a unit or group of three lines of verse:a : one of the 3-line stanzas in terza rimab : one of the two groups of three lines forming the sestet in an Italian sonnet
Origin of tercet
Italian terzetto, from diminutive of terzo third, from Latin tertius — more at third
First Known Use: circa 1598
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