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tristich

[ tris-tik ]
/ ˈtrɪs tɪk /
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noun Prosody.

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

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Origin of tristich

First recorded in 1805–15; tri- + stich1

OTHER WORDS FROM tristich

tris·tich·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tristich

tristich
/ (ˈtrɪstɪk) /

noun

prosody a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of three lines

Derived forms of tristich

tristichic, adjective

Word Origin for tristich

C19: from Greek, from tri- + stikhos stich, on the model of distich
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