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distich

[ dis-tik ]
/ ˈdɪs tɪk /
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noun Prosody.

a unit of two lines of verse, usually a self-contained statement; couplet.
a rhyming couplet.

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Origin of distich

1545–55; <Latin distichon, noun use of neuter of Greek dístichos having two lines, equivalent to di-di-1 + stíchos row

OTHER WORDS FROM distich

dis·ti·chal, adjectivesub·dis·tich, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for distich

distich
/ (ˈdɪstɪk) /

noun

prosody a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet

Derived forms of distich

distichal, adjective

Word Origin for distich

C16: from Greek distikhos having two lines, from di- 1 + stikhos stich
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