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noun as in pair

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The Brooklyn rapper and skateboarder Sage Elsesser, who goes by Navy Blue, raps with a cool patience, his lyrics spilling out not so much in couplets as amorphous word clouds.

From Time

Jumping from couplets to capitalism, Alphonso, or at least its concentrated pulp, has starred for a decade alongside the waiting, pining, aching Bollywood beauty, Katrina Kaif, in a series of TV commercials for a popular mango drink made by Pepsi.

From Ozy

Okay, the GPT-3 hype seems pretty reasonableBut say you had it generate rhyming couplets with Shakespeare and Pope as examples.

Haiku are fine — 5-7-5, please — but I’ll also accept limericks and rhyming couplets.

Shockingly, this last couplet made it into the 1953 film version; someone was napping over at MGM.

Did they ever consider selecting the first line of this couplet for the title of their edition?

China's use of these beasts always reminds me of a couplet I read years ago in a newspaper column.

The commonest stanza is a quatrain consisting of four heptasyllabic lines with the rhyme at the end of the couplet.

In a couplet of passionate melancholy she asked, where are the roses of yesterday?

John Briggs never took a dare, and at noon, when Mr. Cross was at home at dinner, he wrote flamingly the descriptive couplet.

That was the name they had given him; he could hear the night crowds shouting it in a silly couplet: Il nous faut-oBeau Cocono-o!

The reading of each couplet by the minister before it was sung seemed to him a sort of recitative.

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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to couplet, such as: verse, distich, poem, and unit.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.