a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and having the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg.
a sonnet form developed in 16th-century England and employed by Shakespeare, having the rhyme scheme a b a b c d c d e f e f g g Also called Elizabethan sonnet, English sonnet
or Shakespearian [sheyk-speer-ee-uh n] /ʃeɪkˈspɪər i ən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works. noun 2. a Shakespearean scholar; a specialist in the study of the works of Shakespeare. Shakespearean /ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works noun 2. a student of or specialist […]
noun 1. a thorough change in a business, department, or the like, as by dismissals, demotions, etc. shake-up
- Shake with laughter
Convulse with the humor of something, as in When asked if he was planning to give away the bride, he shook with laughter at the very thought. [ Early 1700s ]
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