[ tris-tik ]
/ ˈtrɪs tɪk /
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a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of three lines.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM tristichtris·tich·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tristich
I should have preferred, indeed, the ante-penultimate tristich as the finale of the poem.
British Dictionary definitions for tristich
/ (ˈtrɪstɪk) /
prosody a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of three lines
Derived forms of tristichtristichic, adjective
Word Origin for tristich
C19: from Greek, from tri- + stikhos stich, on the model of distich
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