cinquain

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cinquain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Examples (poem with 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 2-syllable lines)

Cinquain
poetic form
which, disyllabically
grows longer and longer and then
ends short

cinquain (plural cinquains)

  1. A five line poetic form which consists of 2, 4, 6, 8 then 2 syllables.
  2. A five line poetic form which consists of 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 actions, 4 feeling words, then 1 noun that is the same as top noun

Coordinate terms[edit]