heroic couplet

noun

Definition of heroic couplet

: a rhyming couplet in iambic pentameter

First Known Use of heroic couplet

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Heroic couplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heroic%20couplet. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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