• WordNet 3.6
    • v sonnet compose a sonnet
    • v sonnet praise in a sonnet
    • n sonnet a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sonnet A poem of fourteen lines, -- two stanzas, called the octave, being of four verses each, and two stanzas, called the sestet, of three verses each, the rhymes being adjusted by a particular rule.
    • Sonnet A short poem, -- usually amatory. "He had a wonderful desire to chant a sonnet or hymn unto Apollo Pythius."
    • v. i Sonnet To compose sonnets. "Strains that come almost to sonneting ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sonnet A song; a ballad; a short poem.
    • n sonnet Specifically A short poem in fixed form, limited to fourteen lines with a prescribed disposition of rimes. The form is of Italian origin, A sonnet is generally written in decasyllabic or five-foot measure; but it may be written in octosyllabics. It consists of two divisions or groups of lines
    • sonnet To celebrate in sonnets.
    • sonnet To cover or fill with sonnets.
    • sonnet To compose sonnets.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sonnet son′et a poem in a stanza mostly iambic in movement, properly decasyllabic or hendecasyllabic in metre, always in fourteen lines—originally composed of an octave and a sestet—properly expressing two successive phases of one thought
    • v.t., v.i Sonnet to celebrate in sonnets
    • v.t Sonnet to celebrate in a sonnet
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. It. sonetto, fr. suono, a sound, a song, fr. L. sonus, a sound. See Sound noise


In literature:

I had some notion of writing a sonnet to her.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Contrast the sonnets of Alexander and Longfellow.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
How many verses in this sonnet?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Of this stanza, however, Alfieri's fine sonnet to Florence may have been the inspiration.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
So with Rossetti's sonnets.
"Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1883" by T. Hall Caine
Bellincioni himself composed several sonnets in honour of Cesare's birth and of his accomplished mother.
"Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497" by Julia Mary Cartwright
He will remember his exquisite designs for certain of Wordsworth's sonnets.
"Picture and Text" by Henry James
There are many other questions of style and appearance in getting up a collection of sonnets, a few of which may be referred to here.
"The Writer, Volume VI, April 1892." by Various
The one poem completes the conception of the other, and both lead into the sonnets.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Heaven and Earth, a Sonnet, 556.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various

In poetry:

Peace, Peace, she cannot hear
Lyre or sonnet,
All my life's buried here,
Heap earth upon it.
"Requiescat" by Oscar Wilde
It's Tircis and Aminta,
Clitandre,—ever there!—
Damis, of melting sonnets
To many a frosty fair.
"Mandoline" by Paul Verlaine
Those holy Sonnets they did all agree,
With this most louely Lady here to sing;
That by her noble breasts sweet harmony,
Their musicke might in eares of Angels ring.
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer
But why, alas! the tender scene display?
Could Damon's foot the pious path decline?
Ah, no! 'twas Damon first attuned his lay,
And sure no sonnet was so dear as thine.
"Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated" by William Shenstone
So, kingly Death along the way
Scatters rare gifts and asks no pay--
Yet who to Death will write a sonnet?
If any dare,
Let him take care
No foolish tear be spilled upon it!
"Laureate" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
With all its best of sense and wit
Each Album's earlier leaves are writ;
No page—but Love and Friendship on it
Shower dainty prose and perfumed sonnet;
While not one troubling thought comes nigh
Of future dearth and vacancy.
"For The Same Book ( To Louisa C—, For Her Album)" by John Kenyon

In news:

Want to write a sonnet, but not sure how to go about it.
This edition of the sonnets is a heroic enterprise.
Seven Day Sonnet was in studio for Q-Connected on Sept 18th, and these guys were awesome.
Seven Day Sonnet is an Americanprogressive rock group from Chicago, Illinois.
A sonnet by Anthony Opal.
Brewers, authors and a sonnet slam.
The compact, ultra-portable on-set data management and playback workstation features Sonnet 's advanced Thunderbolt expansion, media ingest, and rugged storage products.
Rap Sonnet for April 2 PoetryFest.
A new sonnet celebrating hummingbirds.
Used Book': A Sonnet by Julie Kane.
Want to write a sonnet , but not sure how to go about it.
In the early sonnets a knight typically attaches himself to a lady as her love slave.
American Sonnets by Gerald Stern Norton, 69 pp.
Some years ago I recall hearing of a professor who had composed a long sonnet cycle on the subject of Shakespeare's sonnets .
Sonnets more than any other poems depend on precedent.

In science:

We use a combination of SuperMix library14 and SONNET simulation software to optimize the design of the summing network.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
We use the SONNET software to calculate the expected signal at TES-1 and TES-2, and compare the results with the FTS measurements.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
Comparing SONNET simulations of the filters and the FTS measurements, we determined that (ǫ, Ls ) = (3.9, 0.10).
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
Convincing notch frequencies are observed at 133 GHz and 167 GHz, which agree to within 5% of the SONNET simulations.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
The solid line is from the FTS measurements, and the dashed line is calculated using the SONNET software.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry