English sonnet
noun Date: 1890 a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a couplet with a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg — called also Shakespearean sonnet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • English sonnet — n. SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET * * * …   Universalium

  • English sonnet — n. SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET …   English World dictionary

  • English sonnet — noun a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg • Syn: ↑Shakespearean sonnet, ↑Elizabethan sonnet • Hypernyms: ↑sonnet …   Useful english dictionary

  • English sonnet — noun A sonnet divided into 3 quatrains and a final couplet, using the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg. Syn: Shakespearean sonnet …   Wiktionary

  • English sonnet. — See Shakespearean sonnet. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • English sonnet — Eng′lish son′net n. lit. Shakespearean sonnet • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • English sonnet. — See Shakespearean sonnet. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sonnet 115 — Sonnet|115 Those lines that I before have writ do lie, Even those that said I could not love you dearer: Yet then my judgment knew no reason why My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer. But reckoning Time, whose million d accidents… …   Wikipedia

  • sonnet — 1557 (in title of Surrey s poems), from Fr. sonnet (1540s) or directly from It. sonetto, lit. little song, from O.Prov. sonet song, dim. of son song, sound, from L. sonus sound (see SOUND (Cf. sound) (n.1)). Originally in English also any short… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sonnet — The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in lyric poetry from Europe. The term sonnet derives from the Occitan word sonet and the Italian word sonetto , both meaning little song. By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a… …   Wikipedia

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