quatrain

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noun qua·train \ˈkwä-ˌtrān, kwä-ˈtrān\

Definition of quatrain

  1. :  a unit or group of four lines of verse

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Origin and Etymology of quatrain

Middle French, from quatre four, from Latin quattuor


First Known Use: 1584


QUATRAIN Defined for English Language Learners

quatrain

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noun

Definition of quatrain for English Language Learners

  • : a poem or verse that has four lines



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