Shakespearean sonnet

Origin of Shakespearean sonnet

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called English sonnet, Elizabethan sonnet.

Elizabethan sonnet

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British Dictionary definitions for elizabethan sonnet

Elizabethan sonnet

noun
  1. another term for Shakespearean sonnet

Shakespearean sonnet

noun
  1. a sonnet form developed in 16th-century England and employed by Shakespeare, having the rhyme scheme a b a b c d c d e f e f g gAlso called: Elizabethan sonnet, English sonnet
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