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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
sonet
sonet
soneto
sonett
sonetti
szonett
sonnetta
ソネット
sonetas
sonets
sonet
sonet
sonet
sonett
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 periodicals archive ?
Italian sonnets are often called Petrarchan sonnets, after writer Francesco Petrarch, who wrote sonnets to a woman he loved.
Petrarchan sonnets are typically composed of an octave (abbaabba) and sestet (cde) rhyme pattern.
For one thing the use of the word secretaire and the implicit claim that the poet can only find solace in the solitude of verse recall, as Screech notes, the traditional rhetoric of the Petrarchan sonnets of the period, while at the same time developing "the trope of sincerity" derived from Ovid (55; see also Gadoffre 12-13).
(22) Leif Ericson follows soon thereafter"Then Leif, bold son of Eric the Red,/To the South of the West doth flee" (CE, 1:68)--and finally Columbus, whose voyage to North America warrants eight Petrarchan sonnets.
For "Adam Cast Forth," also from El otto, el mismo, Borges chose the Petrarchan sonnet, although he departs from the traditional rhyme scheme ABBA ABBA that tends to unite the quatrains and substitutes a rhyme scheme he often employs in his Petrarchan sonnets: ABBA CDDC followed by EEF GGF, thereby employing more than the standard Italian maximum of five rhymes.
The third 'bush' in Pant of Poetische Rosen-Gepusche, a sequence of sixty Petrarchan sonnets addressed to 'Marnia', can serve to exemplify Schirmer's poetic virtuosity and illustrates his indebtedness to exemplars.
of Ronsard's Petrarchan sonnets are medical reports.
The reader is probably familiar with Shakespearean sonnets and Petrarchan sonnets, which require fourteen lines and specific rhyme-scheme possibilities.
Perhaps the most moving of the Petrarchan sonnets, misinterpreted by Heiple as a pronouncement that the poet "lacks all hope of achieving his goal," is Garcilaso's Sonnet 38: Estoy contino en lagrimas banado, rompiendo siempre el aire con suspiros, y mas me duele el no osar deciros que he llegado por vos a tal estado; que viendome do estoy y en lo que he andado por el camino estrecho de seguiros, si me quiero tornar para huiros, desmayo, viendo atras lo que he dejado; y si quiero subir a la alta cumbre, a cada paso espantanme en la via ejemplos tristes de los que han caido; sobre todo, me falta ya la lumbre de la esperanza, con que andar solia por la oscura region de vuestro olvido.