Couplet



[kuhp-lit] /ˈkʌp lɪt/

noun
1.
a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
2.
a pair; .
3.
Music. any of the contrasting sections of a rondo occurring between statements of the refrain.
/ˈkʌplɪt/
noun
1.
two successive lines of verse, usually rhymed and of the same metre
n.

1570s, in poetry, from French couplet (mid-14c.), a diminutive of couple (see couple (n.)). In music, from 1876.

A pair of lines of verse that rhyme. Some poems, such as “The Night Before Christmas,” are written entirely in couplets:

`Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Coupling

    [kuhp-ling] /ˈkʌp lɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that couples. 2. Machinery. 3. Railroads. (def 3). 4. Electricity. 5. a short length of plumbing pipe having each end threaded on the inside. 6. the part of the body between the tops of the shoulder blades and the tops of the hip […]

  • Coupling-capacitor

    noun, Electronics. 1. . noun, Electronics. 1. a capacitor used for stopping the passage of direct current from one circuit to another while allowing alternating current to pass.



  • Coupon

    [koo-pon, kyoo-] /ˈku pɒn, ˈkyu-/ noun 1. a portion of a certificate, ticket, label, advertisement, or the like, set off from the main body by dotted lines or the like to emphasize its separability, entitling the holder to something, as a gift or discount, or for use as an order blank, a contest entry form, […]

  • Coupon-bond

    noun 1. a bond, usually a bearer bond, that pays interest by means of coupons with specific cash values.



Disclaimer: Couplet definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.