monostich

noun
mono·​stich

Definition of monostich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a single verse also : a poem of one verse

monostich

adjective
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Definition of monostich (Entry 2 of 2)

: consisting of a single verse

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History and Etymology for monostich

Noun

Late Latin monostichum, from Greek monostichon, from neuter of monostichos consisting of one verse, from mon- + stichos line, verse

Adjective

Greek monostichos

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“Monostich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monostich. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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