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Poetry Definition

A stanza or poem consisting of four lines. In the basic form, Lines 2 and 4 must rhyme while having a similar number of syllables.


The wind doth blow today, my love
And a few small drops of rain;
I never had but one true-love
In cold grave she was lain.

Standard Definition

[n] a stanza of four lines

Misc. Definitions

\Quat"rain\, n. [F., fr. quatre four, L. quattuor, quatuor. See {Four}.] (Pros.) A stanza of four lines rhyming alternately. --Dryden.