Petrarchan sonnet

noun
a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
Syn: ↑Italian sonnet
Hypernyms: ↑sonnet

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized P
: a sonnet composed of an octave rhyming abba abba and a sestet with two or three rhymes (as cdc dcd or cde cde) — called also Italian sonnet; compare english sonnet

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a sonnet form popularized by Petrarch, consisting of an octave with the rhyme scheme abbaabba and of a sestet with one of several rhyme schemes, as cdecde or cdcdcd. Also called Italian sonnet.
[1905-10]

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Petrarchan sonnet or Petrarchian sonnet noun see under ↑sonnet
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