[ dis-tik ]
/ ˈdɪs tɪk /

noun Prosody.

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


Origin of distich

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

Related forms

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


/ (ˈdɪstɪk) /


prosody a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet

Derived Forms

distichal, adjective

Word Origin for distich

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