Meaning of COUPLET in English


ˈkəplə̇t noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle French, diminutive of couple pair — more at couple

1. : two successive lines of verse usually having some unity greater than that of mere contiguity (as that provided by rhythmic correspondence, rhyme, or the complete inclusion of a grammatically or rhetorically independent utterance) : distich — see closed couplet , open couplet


a. : pair , couple : a pair born together : twins

b. : a pair of items of the same kind occurring together

3. : a window of two lights

4. : one of the musical episodes alternating with the main theme (as in the early French rondos)

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