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son·net / ˈsänit/ • n. a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.• v. (-net·ed, -net·ing) [intr.] archaic compose sonnets. ∎  [tr.] celebrate in a sonnet.

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sonnet (pros.) †short poem; poem of fourteen 10-syllable lines with a particular rhyme-pattern. XVI (sonet). — F. sonnet or its source It. sonetto, dim. of suono sound; see -ET.
Hence sonneteer XVII. Partly — It. sonettiere.

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sonnet Poem of 14 lines, most often in iambic pentameter and usually employing Petrarchan or Shakespearean rhyme schemes. The Petrarchan consists of an octet and a sextet, usually with an abbaabbacdecde rhyme scheme. The Shakespearean, having a final rhyming couplet, is ababcdcdefefgg.