haiku definition

  • noun:
    • A Japanese lyric verse kind having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, typically invoking a piece of nature or the months.
    • A poem written in this type.
    • A Japanese poem of a particular type, comprising three lines, the initial and final comprising five morae, and also the 2nd consisting of seven morae, often with an emphasis from the season or a naturalistic theme.
    • A three-line poem in every language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables when you look at the second, generally with an emphasis regarding the season or a naturalistic motif.
    • Plural type of haiku.
    • an epigrammatic Japanese verse as a type of three quick outlines

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