Definition of Sonnet

1. Noun. A verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme.




2. Verb. Praise in a sonnet.
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Generic synonyms: Praise

3. Verb. Compose a sonnet.
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Generic synonyms: Poetise, Poetize, Verse, Versify

Definition of Sonnet

1. n. A short poem, -- usually amatory.

2. v. i. To compose sonnets.

Definition of Sonnet

1. Noun. A fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of fourteen lines that are typically five-foot iambics and rhyme according to one of a few prescribed schemes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sonnet

1. to compose a sonnet (a type of poem) [v -NETED, -NETING, -NETS or -NETTED, -NETTING, -NETS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonnet

sonications
sonicator
sonicators
sonics
soniferous
sonification
sonifier
sonify
sonkyo
sonkyos
sonless
sonlike
sonly
sonne
sonnes
sonnet (current term)
sonneted
sonneteer
sonneteered
sonneteering
sonneteerings
sonneteers
sonneter
sonneters
sonneting
sonnetist
sonnetists
sonnetize
sonnetized
sonnetizes

Literary usage of Sonnet

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1. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"He traces the history of the sonnet in its native country, from the time it first received " its right workmanlike treatment " at the hands of Fra Guittone ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"Love is my sin and thy dear virtue hate, sonnet cxlii. Love is too young to know what conscience is, sonnet cli. Lovel, Francis, Lord, character in Richard ..."

3. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1909)
"The long continued misuse of the word illustrates the reluctance of the Elizabethans to accept the sonnet's distinctive principles. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1855)
"sonnet, by Lady E. Я Wortley, xxxvii. 642. what it should be, ... sonnet on seeing a spark fall from Mr Hogg's pipe, v. 205. sonnet то , XL 520. ..."

5. The Influence of Milton on English Poetry by Raymond Dexter Havens (1922)
"And so it is that the rich fields of the Elizabethan sonnet with their monotonously fantastic vegetation have been repeatedly traversed, but not a few of ..."

6. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1908)
"An enumeration of volumes containing sonnet-sequences or detached sonnets ... A fuller account of the Elizabethan sonnet and its indebtedness to foreign ..."

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