monostich

[ mon-uh-stik ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌstɪk /

noun

a poem or epigram consisting of a single metrical line.
a single line of poetry.

Nearby words

  1. monospasm,
  2. monospermous,
  3. monospermy,
  4. monostable,
  5. monostearate,
  6. monostichous,
  7. monostome,
  8. monostotic,
  9. monostratal,
  10. monostrophe

Origin of monostich

1570–80; < Late Latin monostichum < Greek monóstichon, noun use of neuter of monóstichos consisting of one line of verse. See mono-, stich1

Related formsmon·o·stich·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for monostich

monostich

/ (ˈmɒnəˌstɪk) /

noun

a poem of a single line
Derived Formsmonostichic, adjective

Word Origin for monostich

C16: via Late Latin from Greek; see mono-, stich

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