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triolet

[tree-uh-ley, trahy-uh-lit] /ˌtri əˈleɪ, ˈtraɪ ə lɪt/
noun
1.
a short poem of fixed form, having a rhyme scheme of ab, aa, abab, and having the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh lines, and the second line repeated as the eighth.
Origin of triolet
1645-1655
1645-55; < French: literally, little trio
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triolet

/ˈtriːəʊˌlɛt/
noun
1.
a verse form of eight lines, having the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh and the second line as the eighth, rhyming a b a a a b a b
Word Origin
C17: from French: a little trio
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