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n. pl. dis·tichs
1. A unit of verse consisting of two lines, especially as used in Greek and Latin elegiac poetry.
2. A rhyming couplet.

[Latin distichon, from Greek distikhon, from neuter of distikhos, having two rows or verses : di-, two; see di-1 + stikhos, line of verse; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.]


(Poetry) prosody a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet
[C16: from Greek distikhos having two lines, from di-1 + stikhos stich]
ˈdistichal adj


(ˈdɪs tɪk)

1. a unit of two lines of verse, usu. a self-contained statement; couplet.
2. a rhyming couplet.
[1545–55; < Latin distichon; see di-1, -stichous]
dis′ti•chal, adj.


a couplet or pair of verses or lines, usually read as a unit.
See also: Verse
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distich - two items of the same kinddistich - two items of the same kind    
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player


[ˈdɪstɪk] Ndístico m
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Do you know that he made this distich against the Jesuits?
Was it worth while, in short, noble Porthos, to heap so much gold, and not have even the distich of a poor poet engraven upon thy monument?
should be remitted to the epitaph writer, or to some poet who may condescend to hitch him in a distich, or to slide him into a rhime with an air of carelessness and neglect, without giving any offence to the reader.
A poem in which the second line of each distich rhymes with the same letter.
by levels of poetic form (half-line, line, distich, stanza, etc.
While Mildred Budny has argued, in a careful analysis of the manuscript, that although Dunstan was not the original artist, he did embellish the distich and the drawing, probably retouching it with ink, Michelle Brown regards this image as having been drawn by Dunstan himself.
In reality they are sung in a different way: in distich, with a musical structure that stops at the end of the second line.
This distich, known by all, expresses the sorrow brought on by reminiscence, which acts as a reminder of temporal and spatial separation.
55) At this time, Felsenstein notes, 'the notorious distich "No Jews
As a Paradoxist Distich is said to be a two-line poem, one content-word in each line is required at the least to form a distich.
The deinde that introduces the final distich leads us to believe that this image of Apollo between his mother and sister stands beyond the ivory doors, inside the temple.
Just as the disproportionate feet the Ovidian caricature is granted symbolize the unevenness of feet in the elegiac distich due to the interchange between dactyls and spondees, so too the pressure Marathus exercises upon his feet to adjust their size may refer metaphorically to the restrictions imposed by the meter and the need for short syllables--especially in the second half of the pentameter verses, as illustrated by the use of pedes in line 14.