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.

Nearby words

  1. cytotropic antibody,
  2. cytotropism,
  3. cytozoic,
  4. cytozoon,
  5. cyturia,
  6. cyzicus,
  7. cz,
  8. czar,
  9. czardas,
  10. czardom

Origin of cywydd

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

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