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noun Prosody.
  1. a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of three lines.
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Origin of tristich

First recorded in 1805–15; tri- + stich1
Related formstris·tich·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tristich


  1. prosody a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of three lines
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Derived Formstristichic, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Greek, from tri- + stikhos stich, on the model of distich
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