Meaning of cinquain


Pronunciation: (sing-kān', sing'kān), [key]
— n.
  1. a group of five.
    1. a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines containing, respectively, two, four, six, eight, and two syllables.
    2. any stanza of five lines.
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