Definition of tercet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɜːsɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrsɪt//
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a group of three lines of poetry that rhyme with each other or with the three lines before or after it Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, from Italian terzetto, diminutive of terzo ‘third’, from Latin tertius.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tercet