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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.]
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(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
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]
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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.
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Past participle: sonneted
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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).
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|Noun||1.||sonnet - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme|
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
|Verb||1.||sonnet - praise in a sonnet|
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
|2.||sonnet - compose a sonnet|
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سونيتسونيت: قَصيدة من 14 بيتا
sonnet[ˈsɒnɪt] N → soneto m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sonnet[ˈsɒnɪt] n → sonnet m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Sonett nt; sonnet form → Sonettform f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
sonnet[ˈsɒnɪt] n → sonetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a type of poem with fourteen lines. Milton's/Shakespeare's sonnets. sonnet سونيت: قَصيدة من 14 بيتا сонет soneto sonet das Sonnet sonet σονέτοsoneto sonett غزل sonetti sonnetסונטה चतुर्दश पदी कविता sonet szonett soneta sonnetta sonetto ソネット 소네트, 14행시 sonetas sonets soneta sonnetsonettsonet غزل soneto sonet сонет sonet sonet sonet sonett โคลง 14 บรรทัดซึ่งมีรูปแบบการสัมผัสตายตัว sone 十四行詩 сонет چودہ مصرغوں کی نظم bài thơ xonê, thơ 14 câu 十四行诗
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