Tercet meaning

tûrsĭt
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The definition of tercet is three lines of poetry that create a stanza or poem.

An example of a tercet is a haiku poem.

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A group of three lines of verse, often rhyming together or with another triplet.
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A group of three lines that rhyme with one another or are connected by rhyme with an adjacent triplet or triplets.
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Origin of tercet

  • French from Italian terzetto from diminutive of terzo third from Latin tertius trei- in Indo-European roots

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