haiku: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hī'k), [key]
— pl. -ku
- 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.
- a poem written in this form.
- haiku (Thesaurus)