Meaning of haiku

hai•ku

Pronunciation: (hī'k), [key]
— pl. -ku
  1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
  2. a poem written in this form.
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