Shakespearean sonnet


noun

a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and having the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg.

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Also called English sonnet, Elizabethan sonnet.

Origin of Shakespearean sonnet

First recorded in 1900–05

Definition for elizabethan sonnet (2 of 2)

Elizabethan sonnet

noun

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Elizabethan sonnet

noun

another term for Shakespearean sonnet

British Dictionary definitions for elizabethan sonnet (2 of 2)

Shakespearean sonnet

noun

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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