- A stanza or poem of four lines.
- 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".
- The quatrain was a popular form of poetry in the Middle Ages.
- The quatrain was an elegant and concise way of expressing emotions and ideas.
- The quatrain was used to create memorable and catchy song lyrics.
- The poet used the quatrain to craft a love sonnet to his beloved.
- The quatrain had a profound impact on the development of modern poetry and verse.