a unit of two lines of verse, usually a self-contained statement; couplet.
a rhyming couplet.
- dis·ti·chal, adjective
- sub·dis·tich, noun
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How to use distich in a sentence
A war is undertaken for an epigram or a distich, as in Europe for a duchy.Rubiyt of Omar Khayym and Salmn and Absl | Omar Khayym and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leo used occasionally to send him some dishes from his table; and he was expected to pay for each dish with a Latin distich.
That distich which Shakespeare puts in the mouth of his madman in K. Lear, act iii.Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume III (of 3) | Thomas Percy
So ran an agonised distich I found written up on a rock somewhere.My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum | Herman Charles Merivale
The chief forms of verse used are the elegiac distich (most frequent), scazons, and hendecasyllabics.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors | George Middleton
British Dictionary definitions for distich
prosody a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet
- distichal, adjective
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