Quatrain (noun)

  1. A stanza or poem of four lines.
  2. A verse form consisting of four rhyming lines, often with a rhyme scheme of abab or xbyb.


Late 16th century: from french, from quatre "four".


  1. The quatrain was a popular form of poetry in the Middle Ages.
  2. The quatrain was an elegant and concise way of expressing emotions and ideas.
  3. The quatrain was used to create memorable and catchy song lyrics.
  4. The poet used the quatrain to craft a love sonnet to his beloved.
  5. The quatrain had a profound impact on the development of modern poetry and verse.
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