couplet

Part of speech: noun

Two successive lines of verse riming together.

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Usage examples "couplet":

  1. At last one stepped forward, and named the rose, in a borrowed couplet. - "The Pacha of Many Tales", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  2. You know the couplet, Mr. Rady. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. I railed at early education, and resolved that acquired knowledge hurts a man's natural faculties; for if I had not received the first rudiments of education, I should not have been bothered with the vile couplet, and should have been able to do something on my own account. - "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)", John Lloyd Stephens.