- Prosody. a group of three lines rhyming together or connected by rhyme with the adjacent group or groups of three lines.
- Music. triplet(def 5).
Origin of tercet
Examples from the Web for tercet
Historical Examples of tercet
When there are two verses the stanza is called a couplet; a three line stanza is called a tercet; a four line stanza, a quatrain.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10
Charles Herbert Sylvester
The common form of the sestina has six stanzas of six lines each, with a tercet at the end.English Verse
Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
- a group of three lines of verse that rhyme together or are connected by rhyme with adjacent groups of three lines
Word Origin for tercet
"three successive lines rhyming together," 1590s, from Italian terzetto, diminutive of terzo "third," from Latin tertius (see third). Spelling influenced by French tercet, from the Italian.