kyrielle

noun kyr·i·elle \¦kirē¦el\

Definition of kyrielle

plural

kyrielle

  1. :  a French verse form in short usually octosyllabic rhyming couplets often paired in quatrains and characterized by a refrain which is sometimes a single word or sometimes the full second line of the couplet or fourth line of the quatrain

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Origin and Etymology of kyrielle

French, from Old French kyriele, literally, kyrie eleison, from Late Latin kyrie eleison


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