- The definition of a couplet is two lines of verse or two lines in a poem, especially when they are the same length and they rhyme.
An example of a couplet is two rhyming lines in a Shakespearean poem.
couplet definition by Webster's New World
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- two successive lines of poetry, esp. two of the same length that rhyme
- Rare a couple; pair
Origin: French diminutive of couple, couple
couplet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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.
- Two similar things; a pair.
Origin: French, from Old French, diminutive of couple, couple; see couple.
couplet - Cultural Definition
Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.