What is another word for tercet?

Pronunciation: [tˈɜːsɪt] (IPA)

A tercet is a three-line stanza in poetry. However, it has some synonyms that can be used interchangeably, such as triplet, triad, and trefoil. These words have the same meaning as a tercet, but they sound different when used in different contexts. Moreover, a tercet can be used in different poetic forms, such as a haiku or a villanelle. The triplet can also be used in these forms, with the same meaning and arrangement. Triplet is more commonly used in music to describe a group of three notes or chords played together. Additionally, trefoil is a more unusual synonym for tercet, often used in botanical terms for a three-leafed plant or in heraldry for a three-petaled emblem.

What are the hypernyms for Tercet?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Tercet

Each canto is composed of three-line tercets, the first and third lines rhyme, the second line rhymes with the beginning of the next tercet, establishing a kind of overlap, reflected in the overlapping motif of the Danteum design.
Dante Alighieri
The sestet continues in the first tercet, cde, the thought or feeling in a new direction or from a new point of view, and in the second, cde, brings it to a full conclusion.
"The Principles of English Versification"
Paull Franklin Baum

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