The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for couplet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Couplet \Coup"let\ (-l?t), n. [F. couplet, dim. of couple. See
     Couple, n. ]
     Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of
     verse that rhyme with each other.
     [1913 Webster]
           A sudden couplet rushes on your mind.    --Crabbe.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair,
           twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet,
           distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]
      2: a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "couplet":
     Spenserian stanza, antistrophe, book, both, brace, burden, canto,
     chorus, couple, distich, double harness, doublet, duad, duet, duo,
     dyad, envoi, epode, heptastich, hexastich, line, match, mates,
     measure, monostich, octastich, octave, octet, ottava rima, pair,
     pentastich, quatrain, refrain, rhyme royal, septet, sestet,
     set of two, sextet, span, stanza, stave, strain, strophe, syllable,
     team, tercet, terza rima, tetrastich, the two, triplet, tristich,
     twain, two, twosome, verse, yoke

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229