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sonneteer

[son-i-teer]
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noun
  1. a composer of sonnets.
verb (used without object)
  1. to compose sonnets; sonnetize.

Origin of sonneteer

1580–90; sonnet + -eer; replacing earlier sonnetier < Italian sonnettiere
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Examples from the Web for sonneteer

Historical Examples

  • You are as delightful a lyrist as you are a sonneteer, and I could not give you higher praise.

    Louise Chandler Moulton

    Lilian Whiting

  • Our sonneteer may be said to have borrowed the exclamation from Luther.

  • I carried up six or eight pails of water from the spring and followed the sonneteer's example.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks

  • The gift bred an alarm in her bosom beyond any induced by the rhyming passion of the sonneteer.

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Here they will find him as a sonneteer proclaiming liberty with scarcely less zeal and power than Milton.

    Victorian Literature

    Clement K. Shorter


British Dictionary definitions for sonneteer

sonneteer

noun
  1. a writer of sonnets
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