cinquain

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cinquain.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Examples (poem with 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 2-syllable lines)

Cinquain
poetic form
which, disyllabically
grows longer and longer and then
ends short

cinquain (plural cinquains)

  1. A five-line poetic form which consists of 2, 4, 6, 8 then 2 syllables.
  2. (education) A five-line poetic form set as a writing exercise for children, consisting of one noun, two adjectives, three actions, four feeling words, and the initial noun again.

Coordinate termsEdit