quatorzain

noun qua·tor·zain \kəˈtȯrˌzān, kaˈt-, -zən; ˈkatərˌzān\

Definition of quatorzain

plural

-s

  1. :  a poem of fourteen lines; specifically :  a poem resembling a sonnet but lacking strict sonnet structure

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Origin and Etymology of quatorzain

Middle French quatorzaine group of fourteen, from Old French, period of fourteen days, from quatorze fourteen


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