quatorzain

noun
qua·​tor·​zain | \ kəˈtȯrˌzān, kaˈt-, -zᵊn; ˈkatərˌzān \
plural -s

Definition of quatorzain

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

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History and Etymology for quatorzain

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

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“Quatorzain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quatorzain. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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