quatrain

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Borrowed from French quatrain.

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quatrain (plural quatrains)

  1. A poem in four lines.
  2. A stanza of four lines.
    Example:
    Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night,
    Has flung the Stone that puts the stars to flight:
    And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
    The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of light.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quatre (four) +‎ -ain.

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Noun[edit]

quatrain m (plural quatrains)

  1. quatrain (stanza of four lines)