Definition of Quatrain

1. Noun. A stanza of four lines.

Specialized synonyms: Elegiac Stanza, Heroic Stanza
Generic synonyms: Stanza



Definition of Quatrain

1. n. A stanza of four lines rhyming alternately.

Definition of Quatrain

1. Noun. a poem in four lines ¹

2. Noun. a stanza of four lines ¹

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Definition of Quatrain

1. a stanza of four lines [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quatrain

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quaternionist
quaternionists
quaternions
quaternities
quaternity
quaternization
quateron
quaterons
quaterpolymer
quaterpolymers
quatorzain
quatorzains
quatorze
quatorzes
quatrain (current term)
quatrains
quatrandorite
quatrayle
quatrayles
quatre
quatreble
quatrebles
quatrefoil
quatrefoils
quatres
quatrin
quatrumvirate
quatrumvirates
quats

Literary usage of Quatrain

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1. The Formation of Tennyson's Style: A Study, Primarily of the Versification by James Francis Augustin Pyre (1921)
"The same quatrain is employed in A Farewell, but here variation is introduced in the form of two-syllabled " b " rhymes, and interior rhyme in the third ..."

2. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"Though not absolutely the first to write in the decasyllabic quatrain with alternate rhymes, Davies certainly employs the metre with finer skill and ..."

3. The Elements of English Versification by James Wilson Bright, Raymond Durbin Miller (1910)
"The simplest form of the quatrain consists of two couplets (aabb): Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That hills and ..."

4. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"Its intrinsic attractions—Its history — Cowley's own practice— The decay of stanza—The quatrain. THE first subject of the present chapter forms one of the ..."

5. The Diary of an Invalid: Being the Journal of a Tour in Pursuit of Health in by Henry Matthews (1824)
"Amongst other effusions in the Album at Montanvert, the Empress Josephine had written a quatrain, with her own hand; but some unprincipled collector of ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"... retired, according to standing orders, with equal quatrain, in versification; a strophe of four verses; for example, the two first strophes of a sonnet; ..."

7. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs by Crawford Howell Toy (1899)
"On the added quatrain in 6 see note above. V. A discourse against sexual licentiousness in men. — After the usual introductory exhortation to give heed to ..."

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