kyrielle

noun
kyr·​i·​elle | \ ¦kirē¦el \
plural kyrielle

Definition of kyrielle

: 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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History and Etymology for kyrielle

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

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“Kyrielle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kyrielle. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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