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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A fixed lyric form of Japanese origin having three short unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

Usage examples (20)
  • The first hemistich which was composed of 17 syllables grew to be called the hokku, the second or finishing hemistich of 14 syllables was called ageku.
  • In it, the concluding hemistich of the tanka is left off, and it is just in his hemistich that the meaning of the poem is brought out, so that the hokku is a mere...
  • The "hokku" is an even briefer form.
  • We must reform hokku — we shall henceforth call it haiku! for more
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