Definitions for haikuˈhaɪ ku
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a Japanese poem or verse form, consisting of 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, often about nature or a season.
Category: Prosody, Literature
Origin of haiku:
1895–1900; < Japn
an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
A Japanese poem of a specific form, consisting of three lines, the first and last consisting of five morae, and the second consisting of seven morae, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
A three-line poem in any language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables in the second, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
Origin: From 俳句.