limerick

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From the Irish town name "Limerick", Irish "Luimneach" /lˠimʲᵊnʲəχ, %lˠimʲrʲəχ/.

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limerick ‎(plural limericks)

  1. A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba, and typically has a 9–9–6–6–9 cadence.

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