Definition of quatrain
: a unit or group of four lines of verse
Recent Examples of quatrain from the Web
Kazemi, working under the name Tiny Subversions, also created the Harry Potter-themed , which generated rhyming quatrains that placed followers into a Hogwarts house.
Here is the first quatrain of that poem: That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
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Origin and Etymology of quatrain
Middle French, from quatre four, from Latin quattuor
First Known Use: 1584See Words from the same year
QUATRAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quatrain for English Language Learners
: a poem or verse that has four lines
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