Quatorzain

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quatorzain A poem of fourteen lines; a sonnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quatorzain A stanza or poem of fourteen lines; a sonnet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quatorzain a stanza or poem of fourteen lines
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Quatorze
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Well, let us pass to the later poems, to the rondels and rondeaus, the sonnets and quatorzains, the echoes and the ballades.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
Its contents are called not sonnets but canzons, though most of them are orthodox quatorzains somewhat oddly rhymed and rhythmed.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Well, let us pass to the later poems, to the rondels and rondeaus, the sonnets and quatorzains, the echoes and the ballades.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
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