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monostich

[mon-uh-stik] /ˈmɒn əˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a poem or epigram consisting of a single metrical line.
2.
a single line of poetry.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin monostichum < Greek monóstichon, noun use of neuter of monóstichos consisting of one line of verse. See mono-, stich
Related forms
monostichic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monostich

monostich

/ˈmɒnəˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a poem of a single line
Derived Forms
monostichic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek; see mono-, stich
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