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A stanza or poem of four lines.
[French, from Old French, from quatre, four, from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Poetry) a stanza or poem of four lines, esp one having alternate rhymes
[C16: from French, from quatre four, from Latin quattuor]
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a stanza or poem of four lines, usu. with alternate rhymes.
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A group of four lines, usually rhymed.
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|Noun||1.||quatrain - a stanza of four lines|
elegiac stanza - a quatrain in iambic pentameter with abab rhyme scheme
heroic stanza - a quatrain consisting of two heroic couplets written in an elevated style; the rhyme scheme is abab
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
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