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monostich

[ mon-uh-stik ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌstɪk /
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noun
a poem or epigram consisting of a single metrical line.
a single line of poetry.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM monostich

mon·o·stich·ic, adjective
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How to use monostich in a sentence

  • Menander made a fine collection of them under the title of Sententi Monostich.

    Proverb Lore|F. Edward Hulme

British Dictionary definitions for monostich

monostich
/ (ˈmɒnəˌstɪk) /

noun
a poem of a single line

Derived forms of monostich

monostichic, adjective

Word Origin for monostich

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