pentastich

[ pen-tuh-stik ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌstɪk /

noun Prosody.

a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of five lines or verses.

Nearby words

  1. pentaprism,
  2. pentaptych,
  3. pentaquark,
  4. pentaquine,
  5. pentarchy,
  6. pentastome,
  7. pentastomid,
  8. pentastyle,
  9. pentastylos,
  10. pentasyllable

Origin of pentastich

1650–60; < New Latin pentastichus < Greek pentástichos. See penta-, stich1

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British Dictionary definitions for pentastich

pentastich

/ (ˈpɛntəˌstɪk) /

noun

a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of five lines
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