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tetrastich

[ te-truh-stik, te-tras-tik ]
/ ˈtɛ trə stɪk, tɛˈtræs tɪk /
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noun Prosody.

a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of four lines.

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Origin of tetrastich

1570–80; <Latin tetrastichon<Greek tetrástichon, noun use of neuter of tetrástichos.See tetrastichous

OTHER WORDS FROM tetrastich

tet·ra·stich·ic [te-truh-stik-ik], /ˌtɛ trəˈstɪk ɪk/, te·tras·ti·chal [ti-tras-ti-kuhl], /tɪˈtræs tɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrastich

tetrastich
/ (ˈtɛtrəˌstɪk) /

noun

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

Derived forms of tetrastich

tetrastichic (ˌtɛtrəˈstɪkɪk) or tetrastichal (tɛˈtræstɪkəl), adjective

Word Origin for tetrastich

C16: via Latin from Greek tetrastikhon, from tetra- + stikhos row
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