Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
  2. (noun, quantity) two items of the same kind

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Synonyms of Couplet

brace, couple, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

Alternate forms of Couplet

Hyponyms: closed couplet, doubleton, heroic couplet

Hypernyms: 2, deuce, ii, stanza, two

Origin of the word Couplet

  1. 1570s, in poetry, from Fr. couplet (mid-14c.), a dim. of couple (see couple). In music, from 1876. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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