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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Two lines of poetry that go together and rhyme.

Usage examples (39)
  • During the writing class, they had to read aloud a couplet they had written.
  • The wasteful Burnside-Couch traffic "couplet" is having a "groundbreaking" tomorrow afternoon -- at least, the east side section of it.
  • That first couplet is too perfect for explanation.
  • (The first couplet is by Roger Boyle, the Earl of Orrery, 1621-79, and the second by the ever-great Anonymous.) for more
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  • To be "coupled" means to be joined together, as in a marriage, while a "couplet" is a poetic unit of two lines.
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