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Elizabethan sonnet

Shakespearean sonnet

noun
1.
a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and having the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg.
Also called English sonnet, Elizabethan sonnet.
Origin of Shakespearean sonnet
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for Elizabethan sonnet

Elizabethan sonnet

noun
1.
another term for Shakespearean sonnet

Shakespearean sonnet

noun
1.
a sonnet form developed in 16th-century England and employed by Shakespeare, having the rhyme scheme a b a b c d c d e f e f g g Also called Elizabethan sonnet, English sonnet
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