The definition of tercet is three lines of poetry that create a stanza or poem.
An example of a tercet is a haiku poem.
a group of three lines that rhyme with one another or are connected by rhyme with an adjacent triplet or triplets
Origin of tercetFrench from Italian terzetto, diminutive of terzo from Classical Latin tertius, third
- A group of three lines of verse, often rhyming together or with another triplet.
- Music See triplet.
Origin of tercetFrench from Italian terzetto from diminutive of terzo third from Latin tertius ; see trei- in Indo-European roots.