pantoum

noun pan·toum \pan‧ˈtüm\

Definition of pantoum

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pantoum

French, from Malay pantun


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