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triolet

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noun tri·o·let \ˈtrē-ə-lət, ˈtrī-\

Definition of triolet

  1. :  a poem or stanza of eight lines in which the first line is repeated as the fourth and seventh and the second line as the eighth with a rhyme scheme of ABaAabAB



Origin and Etymology of triolet

French, from Middle French, literally, clover leaf, clover, ultimately from Greek triphyllon, from tri- tri- + phyllon leaf — more at blade


First Known Use: 1651


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