cywydd

noun
cyw·​ydd | \ ˈkəˌwit͟h \
plural cywyddau\ kəˈwəˌt͟hī \

Definition of cywydd

1 : a Welsh verse form in couplets or occasionally triplets with rhyme and cynghanedd especially : verse consisting of couplets of 7-syllable lines with varying cynghanedd and terminal rhyme that falls alternately on accented and on unaccented syllables
2 : a poem written in cywydd found among his loose papers … the autograph of a Welsh poem, a cywydd by Hopkins himself— W. H. Gardner

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“Cywydd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cywydd. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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