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[hahy-kahy] /ˈhaɪ kaɪ/
noun, plural haikai for 2. Prosody
an informal type of linked verse originated by Bashō, a 17th-century Japanese poet.
a poem of this type.
1880-85; < Japanese haikai (no renga) jesting (linked verse); earlier faikai < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese páixié jest Unabridged
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  • As haikai was becoming popular, the hokku was becoming a poetic idiom in its own right.
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haikai no renga

a comic renga, or Japanese linked-verse form. The haikai was developed as early as the 16th century as a diversion from the composition of the more serious renga form

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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