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See also: Limerick
From the Irish town name "Limerick", Irish "Luimneach" /lˠimʲᵊnʲəχ, %lˠimʲrʲəχ/.
limerick (plural limericks)
- A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapaestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba, and typically has a 9–9–6–6–9 cadence.
rhyming verse of five lines