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cywydd

[ kuh-with ]
/ ˈkʌ wɪð /
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noun Prosody.
a form of meter in Welsh poetry consisting of rhyming couplets, each line having seven syllables: first used in the 14th century.
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Origin of cywydd

1950–55; <Welsh; Old Welsh couid song, metrical composition; cognate with Old Irish cubaid harmonious, rhyming
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