- The definition of a sonnet is a fourteen line poem about a single theme with a standard rhyme scheme.
An example of sonnet is "How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Origin of sonnetFrench ; from Italian sonnetto ; from ProvenÃ§al sonet, diminutive of son, a sound, song ; from Classical Latin sonus, a sound
- A 14-line verse form often in iambic pentameter, having one of several conventional rhyme schemes and usually featuring a shift in mood or tone after the eighth or twelfth line.
- A poem in this form.
Origin of sonnetFrench or Italian sonetto (French, from Italian), from Old Provençal sonet, diminutive of son, song, from Latin sonus, a sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present sonnets, present participle sonneting, simple past and past participle sonneted)
- (intransitive) To compose sonnets.