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[kler-uh-hyoo] /ˈklɛr əˌhyu/

noun, Prosody.
a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of a well-known person.
a form of comic or satiric verse, consisting of two couplets of metrically irregular lines, containing the name of a well-known person

humorous verse form, 1928, from English humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), who described it in a book published 1906 under the name E. Clerihew.


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