triolet

[tree-uh-ley, trahy-uh-lit]
noun
  1. 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.

Origin of triolet

1645–55; < French: literally, little trio
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  • This ingenious epistolary “novel” consists of the letters Shklovsky wrote Triolet during his political exile in Berlin.

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British Dictionary definitions for triolet

triolet

noun
  1. 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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