rhupunt

noun

rhu·​punt
ˈrēˌpint
plural -s
: a Welsh verse composed of three, four, or five four-syllable sections linked by cynghanedd and rhyme, the first three sections made to rhyme with each other and the fourth section to rhyme with the fourth of the next verse, and the whole written as a single line or divided into as many lines as it has rhyming sections

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Welsh

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“Rhupunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhupunt. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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