American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A unit of verse consisting of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought or syntactic unit.
- n. Two similar things; a pair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In prosody, two lines in immediate succession, usually but not necessarily of the same length, forming a pair, and generally marked as such by riming with each other. A pair of lines joined by rime is considered a couplet, whether it forms part of a stanza or constitutes a metrical group by itself. See
- n. In music, two equal notes inserted in the midst of triple rhythm to occupy the time of three; a temporary displacement of triple by duple rhythm.
- n. One of a pair, as of twins; a twin.
- n. In Gothic arch., a double window; one having two lights only and these of the same size and style.
- n. literature A pair of lines with rhyming end words.
- n. A pair of one-way streets which carry opposing directions of traffic through gridded urban areas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other.
- n. a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
- n. two items of the same kind
- French, from Old French, diminutive of couple, couple; see couple. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The wasteful Burnside-Couch traffic "couplet" is having a "groundbreaking" tomorrow afternoon -- at least, the east side section of it.”
“Most poems are odes or odes-in-spirit that marvel at the qualities of a creature in couplet quatrains or another traditional form.”
“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.)”
“A major function of the eastside couplet is to integrate traffic onto the Bridgehead site to give it greater exposure (Opus's idea).”
“When she came to him, radiant, her hands full of the lilies, a couplet from a favourite poem darted into his head –”
“‘Walter and Jane,’ the second poem, is an artless tale of two lovers, related with a simplicity by no means inelegant, in couplet verse; and to a manner calculated to remind the reader of the narrative style of our best”
“Will stop now as the third couplet is even worse, and wouldn’t wish to give offence.”
“A. 2.p. 242), we find that either line of the couplet is shortened by a foot; it is, therefore, majzú.”
“The ‘Arúz of the first couplet is Mutafá‘ilun, assigning the piece to the first or perfect (sahíhah) class of the”
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