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Definition of Couplet

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two rhyming lines of verse (Poetry)
Couplet Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other.
  
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couplet
\coup"let\ (-l?t), n. [f. couplet, dim. of couple. see couple, n. ] two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other. a sudden couplet rushes on your mind.
couplet
n
1. two items of the same kind [syn: couple, doubleton, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]


2. a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. two items of the same kind
(synonym) couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
(hypernym) two, 2, II, deuce
(hyponym) doubleton
2. a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
(hypernym) stanza
(hyponym) closed couplet
(part-meronym) line of poetry, line of verse
Couplet Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A couplet is a pair of lines of meter in poetry. Couplets usually consist of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter. A couplet may be formal (closed) or run-on (open). In a formal (or closed) couplet, each of the two lines is end-stopped, meaning that there is a grammatical pause at the end of a line of verse. In a run-on (or open) couplet, the meaning of the first line continues into the second.

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