[ hahy-kahy ]
/ ˈhaɪ kaɪ /
noun, plural hai·kai for 2. Prosody.
an informal type of linked verse originated by Bashō, a 17th-century Japanese poet.
a poem of this type.
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Origin of haikai
1880–85; < Japanese haikai (no renga) jesting (linked verse); earlier faikai < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese páixié jest
Words nearby haikai
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Example sentences from the Web for haikai
The most attenuated form of all is the hokku (or haikai) which consists of only three lines, namely, 17 syllables.
The very word poetry (or haikai) came in his mouth to stand for morality.The Japanese Spirit|Yoshisaburo Okakura