limerick: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lim'ur-ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.


Pronunciation: (lim'ur-ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a county in N Munster, in the SW Republic of Ireland. 100,865; 1037 sq. mi. (2686 sq. km).
  2. its county seat: a seaport at the head of the Shannon estuary. 60,721.
  3. a fishhook having a sharp bend below the barb.
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