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



BrE BrE//ˈkʌplət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌplət//
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two lines of poetry of equal length one after the other a poem written in rhyming couplets see also heroic couplet Wordfindercouplet, image, lyric, poetry, recite, refrain, rhyme, scansion, stanza, verse See related entries: Poetry Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, diminutive of couple, from Old French cople (noun), copler (verb), from Latin copula (noun), copulare (verb), from co- ‘together’ + apere ‘fasten’.
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