Definition of Triolet

1. n. A short poem or stanza of eight lines, in which the first line is repeated as the fourth and again as the seventh line, the second being, repeated as the eighth.



Definition of Triolet

1. Noun. an eight-line poem, whose rhyme scheme is ABaAabAB and whose lines are in iambic tetrameter ¹

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Definition of Triolet

1. a short poem of fixed form [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triolet

trinxat
trio
trio sonata
trio sonatas
trioctahedral
trioctile
trioculate
triode
triodes
triodobenzoic acid
triokinase
triol
triole
triolein
trioles
triolet (current term)
triolets
triols
triomino
triominoes
trion
trional
trione
triones
trionic
trionychoidea
trionym
trionyms
trionyx
triophthalmos

Literary usage of Triolet

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"No more typical specimen of the triolet could be found than the following, ... The great art of the triolet consists in using the refrain-line with such ..."

2. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"THE triolet EASY is the triolet, . If you really learn to make it! Once a neat refrain you get, Easy is the triolet. As you see!—I pay my debt With another ..."

3. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"Once a neat refrain you get, Easy is the triolet. As you see! ... Deuce take it, Easy is the triolet, If you really learn to make it! triolet WE Henley. ..."

4. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"THE triolet EASY is the triolet, If you really learn to make it! Once a neat refrain you get, Easy is the triolet. As you see! — I pay my debt With another ..."

5. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c. by Gleeson White (1887)
"Easy is the triolet, EDMUND GOSSE. If you really learn to make it! Once a neat refrain you get, Easy is the triolet. As you see !—I pay my debt With another ..."

6. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"The triolet is the briefest and least dignified of the group,*—a poem of eight verses with two ... The triolet. and the first also recurring as the fourth. ..."

7. Sonnets on the Sonnet: An Anthology (1898)
"Pour construire un bon triolet II faut observer ces trois choses. ST-AMAND. A triolet ON THE triolet If you really learn to make it ! ..."

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