sonnet


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son·net

 (sŏn′ĭt)
n.
1. A 14-line verse form often in iambic pentameter, having one of several conventional rhyme schemes and usually featuring a shift in mood or tone after the eighth or twelfth line.
2. A poem in this form.

[French or Italian sonetto (French, from Italian), from Old Provençal sonet, diminutive of son, song, from Latin sonus, a sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]

sonnet

(ˈsɒnɪt) prosody
n
(Poetry) a verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines in iambic pentameter with rhymes arranged according to a fixed scheme, usually divided either into octave and sestet or, in the English form, into three quatrains and a couplet
vb
1. (Poetry) (intr) to compose sonnets
2. (Poetry) (tr) to celebrate in a sonnet
[C16: via Italian from Old Provençal sonet a little poem, from son song, from Latin sonus a sound]

son•net

(ˈsɒn ɪt)

n.
a poem, properly expressive of a single idea or sentiment, of 14 lines, usu. in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged in a fixed scheme, being in the Italian form divided into a major group of eight lines followed by a minor group of six lines and in a common English form into three quatrains followed by a couplet.
[1550–60; < Italian sonnetto < Old Provençal sonet=son poem (< Latin sonus sound1) + -et -et]

sonnet


Past participle: sonneted
Gerund: sonneting

Imperative
sonnet
sonnet
Present
I sonnet
you sonnet
he/she/it sonnets
we sonnet
you sonnet
they sonnet
Preterite
I sonneted
you sonneted
he/she/it sonneted
we sonneted
you sonneted
they sonneted
Present Continuous
I am sonneting
you are sonneting
he/she/it is sonneting
we are sonneting
you are sonneting
they are sonneting
Present Perfect
I have sonneted
you have sonneted
he/she/it has sonneted
we have sonneted
you have sonneted
they have sonneted
Past Continuous
I was sonneting
you were sonneting
he/she/it was sonneting
we were sonneting
you were sonneting
they were sonneting
Past Perfect
I had sonneted
you had sonneted
he/she/it had sonneted
we had sonneted
you had sonneted
they had sonneted
Future
I will sonnet
you will sonnet
he/she/it will sonnet
we will sonnet
you will sonnet
they will sonnet
Future Perfect
I will have sonneted
you will have sonneted
he/she/it will have sonneted
we will have sonneted
you will have sonneted
they will have sonneted
Future Continuous
I will be sonneting
you will be sonneting
he/she/it will be sonneting
we will be sonneting
you will be sonneting
they will be sonneting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sonneting
you have been sonneting
he/she/it has been sonneting
we have been sonneting
you have been sonneting
they have been sonneting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sonneting
you will have been sonneting
he/she/it will have been sonneting
we will have been sonneting
you will have been sonneting
they will have been sonneting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sonneting
you had been sonneting
he/she/it had been sonneting
we had been sonneting
you had been sonneting
they had been sonneting
Conditional
I would sonnet
you would sonnet
he/she/it would sonnet
we would sonnet
you would sonnet
they would sonnet
Past Conditional
I would have sonneted
you would have sonneted
he/she/it would have sonneted
we would have sonneted
you would have sonneted
they would have sonneted

sonnet

A poem of 14 lines in iambic pentameter rhymed to a fixed scheme: Petrarchan—divided in both form and sense as an octave and a sestet (the rhyme scheme usually abbaabba, cdecde or cdcdcd); Miltonic—similar but without the break; English or Shakespearean—three quatrains and a couplet (abab, cdcd, efef, gg); Spencerian—three quatrains and a couplet (abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sonnet - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet - a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
Elizabethan sonnet, English sonnet, Shakespearean sonnet - a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
Spenserian sonnet - a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee
Verb1.sonnet - praise in a sonnet
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
2.sonnet - compose a sonnet
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
poetise, poetize, verse, versify - compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
Translations
sonnet
سونيتسونيت: قَصيدة من 14 بيتا
сонет
sonet
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ソネット
sonetas
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сонет

sonnet

[ˈsɒnɪt] Nsoneto m

sonnet

[ˈsɒnɪt] nsonnet m

sonnet

nSonett nt; sonnet formSonettform f

sonnet

[ˈsɒnɪt] nsonetto

sonnet

(ˈsonit) noun
a type of poem with fourteen lines. Milton's/Shakespeare's sonnets.
References in classic literature ?
He opened it, and the first thing he found in it, written roughly but in a very good hand, was a sonnet, and reading it aloud that Sancho might hear it, he found that it ran as follows:
But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.
No, I have given up poetry, except now and then to write a drinking song, some gay sonnet or some innocent epigram; I compose sermons, my friend.
Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce, "Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
The sweet scenes of autumn were for a while put by, unless some tender sonnet, fraught with the apt analogy of the declining year, with declining happiness, and the images of youth and hope, and spring, all gone together, blessed her memory.
He would never exactly reply to Philip's eager questioning, but with a merry, rather stupid laugh, hinted at a romantic amour; he quoted a few lines of Rossetti, and once showed Philip a sonnet in which passion and purple, pessimism and pathos, were packed together on the subject of a young lady called Trude.
In the first place, Rodney had written a very full account of his state of mind, which was illustrated by a sonnet, and he demanded a reconsideration of their position, which agitated Katharine more than she liked.
And what a charming sonnet he had sent her, with a box of violets, on her birthday
Early one evening, struggling with a sonnet that twisted all awry the beauty and thought that trailed in glow and vapor through his brain, Martin was called to the telephone.
The homing instinct, Irvine called it, after he had expended the selling price of a sonnet in getting the animal back from northern Oregon.
All the argument and all the wisdom is not in the encyclopaedia, or the treatise on metaphysics, or the Body of Divinity, but in the sonnet or the play.
The pale and youthful father of a family, with the face of Shelley, who wrote vaudeville turns for a living and blank verse tragedies and sonnet cycles for the despair of managers and publishers, hid himself in a concrete cell with three-foot walls, so piped, that, by turning a lever, the whole structure spouted water upon the impending intruder.