Sonnet Definition

sŏnĭt
sonnets
noun
A poem normally of fourteen lines in any of several fixed verse and rhyme schemes, typically in rhymed iambic pentameter: sonnets characteristically express a single theme or idea.
Webster's New World
A poem in this form.
American Heritage
verb
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To compose sonnets.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Sonnet

Noun

Singular:
sonnet
Plural:
sonnets

Origin of Sonnet

  • French or Italian sonetto (French) (from Italian) from Old Provençal sonet diminutive of son song from Latin sonus a sound swen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian sonetto

    From Wiktionary

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