englyn

noun
eng·​lyn | \ ˈeŋlə̇n \
plural englyns\ -​nz \ also englynion\ eŋˈlinˌyȯn \

Definition of englyn

: a usually epigrammatic quatrain in Welsh poetry consisting of 30 syllables in lines of 10, 6, 7, and 7 syllables, the last three lines rhyming usually with the 6th syllable of the first line whose final syllable has no rhyme

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History and Etymology for englyn

Welsh

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“Englyn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/englyn. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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