Definition for SON'NET

SON'NET, n. [Fr. from It. sonetta; Sp. soneta. See Sound.]

  1. A short poem of fourteen lines, two stanzas of four verses each and two of three each, the rhymes being adjusted by a particular rule. – Milton. Johnson. Busby.
  2. A short poem. I have a sonnet that wilt serve the turn. – Shak.

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