pantoum

noun
pan·​toum | \ pan‧ˈtüm\
plural -s

Definition of pantoum

: a series of quatrains rhyming abab in which the second rhyme of a quatrain recurs as the first in the succeeding quatrain, each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme (as bcbc, cdcd), and the initial rhyme of the series recurs as the second rhyme of the closing quatrain (xaxa)

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History and Etymology for pantoum

French, from Malay pantun

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