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 (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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(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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Just to show you, I wrote half a dozen jokes last night for the comic weeklies; and just as I was going to bed, the thought struck me to try my hand at a triolet - a humorous one; and inside an hour I had written four.
"Then we'll get married on triolets that will sell," he asserted stoutly, putting his arm around her and drawing a very unresponsive sweetheart toward him.
I wrote, I wrote everything--ponderous essays, scientific and sociological short stories, humorous verse, verse of all sorts from triolets and sonnets to blank verse tragedy and elephantine epics in Spenserian stanzas.
"It's about time I heard from those triolets", Walt said, after a silence of five minutes, during which they had swung steadily down the trail.
Interestingly, it also takes into account some new genres and forms introduced into Urdu after Independence, such as haiku, 'mahiyya', 'doha', canto, triolet, limerick, 'tarveeni', 'nazmana', 'kaafi', 'sanrio', 'tappa' and some others.
University of Montpellier, Triolet Campus, IAE, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 - France
These ingredients are mixed in a Triolet 20 cu metre tub mixer to provide the correct diet for each enterprise at Pwllywrach Farm - which translates as "Witches Pool" Farm.
Susan Nye president and Chad Triolet past-president, and the Board of Directors at VAHPERD's annual "Budget Board Meeting" held in Richmond on March 25th and the "Roanoke Convention Board Meeting held in Roanoke on July 7th--8th.
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Dans une folle ambiance, creee par les nombreux supporters mouloudeens tout le long du parcours emprunte par le bus, frappe du portrait de Hachoud, le buteur de la finale, les Vert et Rouge ont parcouru plusieurs quartiers comme Chevalley, Frais Vallon, Triolet, Bab El Oued, la place des Martyrs avant de rallier l'hotel Es Safir ou les attendait cette fete grandiose, conclue par un diner et une ceremonie de remise de cadeaux.