- A pair of successive lines of verse, especially rhyming lines, in a poem or song.
- A pair of things that are similar or complementary.
Late middle english: from old french couplet, from latin cōpula "tie", from cōpulāre "to join together".
- The couplet in the song was repeated several times.
- She recited a couplet from the poem.
- The couplet of birds perched on the branch.
- The couplet of paintings hung on the wall.
- The couplet of shoes in his closet were both made of leather.