noun Date: 1665 1. a composer of sonnets 2. a minor or insignificant poet • sonneteering noun

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  • Sonneteer — Son net*eer , n. A composer of sonnets, or small poems; a small poet; usually in contempt. [1913 Webster] What woful stuff this madrigal would be In some starved hackney sonneteer or me! Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sonneteer — Son net*eer , v. i. To compose sonnets. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sonneteer — is an archaic term for a poet who composes sonnets, though the individual may not necessarily write poetry exclusively in that particular poetic form. It is also used as a term of derision for a poet who is perceived as being minor or… …   Wikipedia

  • sonneteer — [sän΄ə tir′] n. [ SONNET + EER] 1. a person who writes sonnets 2. any minor or inferior poet: used contemptuously …   English World dictionary

  • sonneteer — /son i tear /, n. 1. a composer of sonnets. v.i. 2. to compose sonnets; sonnetize. [1580 90; SONNET + EER; r. earlier sonnetier < It sonnettiere] * * * …   Universalium

  • sonneteer — noun A writer of sonnets …   Wiktionary

  • sonneteer — n. writer of sonnets, poet v. write sonnets, poeticize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sonneteer — [ˌsɒnɪ tɪə] noun a writer of sonnets …   English new terms dictionary

  • sonneteer — n. Sonnetist, sonnet writer, small poet …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sonneteer — son·ne·teer …   English syllables

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