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sonneteer

[ son-i-teer ]

noun

  1. a composer of sonnets.


verb (used without object)

  1. to compose sonnets; sonnetize.

sonneteer

/ ˌsɒnɪˈtɪə /

noun

  1. a writer of sonnets


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sonneteer1

1580–90; sonnet + -eer; replacing earlier sonnetier < Italian sonnettiere
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Example Sentences

The sonnet was however the form of composition he preferred, and as a sonneteer he will be remembered.

Yet this well-meaning little sonneteer sincerely felt that his verses were issued in the cause of humanity.

Soothern, an early but worthless sonneteer, c. 1584, did certainly imitate the French.

You are as delightful a lyrist as you are a sonneteer, and I could not give you higher praise.

Our sonneteer may be said to have borrowed the exclamation from Luther.

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