sonnet

noun son·net \ ˈsä-nət \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of sonnet

:a fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically 5-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme; also :a poem in this pattern

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Origin and Etymology of sonnet

Italian sonetto, from Old Occitan sonet little song, from son sound, song, from Latin sonus sound


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sonnet

noun

Definition of sonnet for English Language Learners

  • : a poem made up of 14 lines that rhyme in a fixed pattern



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