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pantoum

[pan-toom] /pænˈtum/
noun
1.
a Malay verse form consisting of an indefinite number of quatrains with the second and fourth lines of each quatrain repeated as the first and third lines of the following one.
Also, pantun.
Origin of pantoum
1880-1885
1880-85; < French, erroneous spelling for pantoun < Malay pantun
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pantoum

/pænˈtuːm/
noun
1.
(prosody) a verse form consisting of a series of quatrains in which the second and fourth lines of each verse are repeated as the first and third lines of the next
Word Origin
C19: via French from Malay pantun
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