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monostich

[mon-uh-stik]
noun
  1. a poem or epigram consisting of a single metrical line.
  2. 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
Related formsmon·o·stich·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monostich

monostich

noun
  1. a poem of a single line
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Derived Formsmonostichic, adjective

Word Origin

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