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tri·o·let(trē′ə-lĭt, trī′-, trē′ə-lā′)
A poem or stanza of eight lines with a rhyme scheme abaaabab, in which the fourth and seventh lines are the same as the first, and the eighth line is the same as the second.
[French, diminutive of trio, trio; see trio.]
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(Poetry) a verse form of eight lines, having the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh and the second line as the eighth, rhyming a b a a a b a b
[C17: from French: a little trio]
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tri•o•let(ˌtri əˈleɪ, ˈtraɪ ə lɪt)
a short poem of fixed form, having a rhyme scheme of ab, aa, abab, and having the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh lines, and the second line repeated as the eighth.
[1645–55; < French, Middle French, akin to trèfle trefoil, clover < Greek tríphyllon (see tri-, -phyll); see -et]
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