The definition of a sonnet is a fourteen line poem about a single theme with a standard rhyme scheme.(noun)
An example of sonnet is "How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
See sonnet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < It sonnetto < Prov sonet, dim. of son, a sound, song < L sonus, a sound
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See sonnet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: or Italian sonetto (French, from Italian)
Origin: , from Old Provençal sonet
Origin: , diminutive of son, song
Origin: , from Latin sonus, a sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.
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