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