triolet

[tree-uh-ley, trahy-uh-lit]
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noun

a short poem of fixed form, having a rhyme scheme of ab, aa, abab, and having the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh lines, and the second line repeated as the eighth.

Nearby words

  1. triode,
  2. trioecious,
  3. trioeciously,
  4. triol,
  5. triolein,
  6. triose,
  7. triosephosphate isomerase,
  8. trioxide,
  9. trip,
  10. trip line

Origin of triolet

1645–55; < French: literally, little trio

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triolet

noun

a verse form of eight lines, having the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh and the second line as the eighth, rhyming a b a a a b a b

Word Origin for triolet

C17: from French: a little trio

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