Definition of Pantun

1. a type of Malayan verse [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pantun

pantropically
pantry
pantrylike
pantryman
pantrymen
pants presser
pants suit
pantsed
pantses
pantsing
pantsless
pantsuit
pantsuited
pantsuits
pantun (current term)
pantuns
panty
panty girdle
panty hose
panty raid
panty raids
pantyhose
pantyhosed
pantyhoses
pantyless
pantyliners
pantywaist
pantywaists

Literary usage of Pantun

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1. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"pantun. This word is Malay, and may be translated epigram. It is a quatrain stanza, in which the alternate lines rhyme, the two first containing a ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"pantun (PANTOUM), a form of verse of Malay origin. An imitation of the form has been adopted in French and also in English verse, where it is known as ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Often too, the pantun is used in love-making, but they ut then usually composed for the ... When this game is played by skilled ve the pantun last quoted, ..."

4. Political and Statistical Account of the British Settlements in the Straits by Thomas John Newbold (1839)
"The ingenious Dr. Leyden observes that the pantun " affects a kind of oracular brevity, which is very difficult to becom- ..."

5. An Abridged Malay-English Dictionary (romanized) by Richard James Wilkinson (1908)
"... pantun, a quatrain, the first line of which rhymes with the third, and the second ... pantun, to extemporise a quatrain ; sa-pantun, like, similar to; ..."

6. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1823)
"The pantun is frequently framed inte a kind of riddle, whose meaning it requires some ... Tins is particularly the case with the pantun, whose chief merit ..."

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