tetrastich

noun
tet·​ra·​stich | \ ˈte‧trəˌstik \
plural -s

Definition of tetrastich

: a prosodic unit or stanza of four lines

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Other Words from tetrastich

tetrastichal \ tə̇‧ˈtrastə̇kəl \ adjective
tetrastichic \ ¦te‧trə¦stikik \ adjective

History and Etymology for tetrastich

Latin tetrastichon, from Greek, neuter of tetrastichos of four lines, from tetra- + stichos line, verse

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“Tetrastich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrastich. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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