Definition of haiku noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

haiku

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhaɪku//
 
, NAmE//haɪˈku//
 
(pl. haiku or haikus)(from Japanese)
 
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a poem with three lines and usually 17 syllables, written in a style that is traditional in Japan
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: haiku