Definition of Kyrielle

1. n. A litany beginning with the words, "Kyrie eleison."



Definition of Kyrielle

1. Noun. A form of poem written in rhyming couplets or quatrains, sometimes with a religious theme. ¹

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Definition of Kyrielle

1. short lines in a stanza ending in the same word [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kyrielle

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kyphos
kyphoscolioses
kyphoscoliosis
kyphoscoliotic pelvis
kyphoses
kyphotic
kyphotic pelvis
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kyr
kyriarchies
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kyrie eleison
kyrielle (current term)
kyrielles
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kyriologic
kyriological
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kythes
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kytle
kytles

Literary usage of Kyrielle

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1. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"About the 15th March kyrielle landed at Cherbourg l kyrielle with his 2500 ... Somerset, finding that kyrielle would not come to him, sent as many men as he ..."

2. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"About the I5th March kyrielle landed at Cherbourg l kyrielle with his 2500 men, ... Thus kyrielle sat down to the siege of Valognes (27th March). ..."

3. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c. by Gleeson White (1887)
"kyrielle. In spring Love came, a welcome guest, And tarried long at my behest; Now autumn wanes, the skies are grey, But loyal Love flees not away. ..."

4. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, & C. by Gleeson White (1888)
"kyrielle. In spring Love came, a welcome guest, And tarried long at my behest; Now autumn wanes, the skies are grey, But loyal Love flees not away. ..."

5. Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Thomas Caldecott, William Crowe, John Murray (1819)
"... rather than to lose his life, and so renounced both God and the Saints, and all the kyrielle (as they spake in those dayes) whereupon the wicked wretch, ..."

6. Rhythm and Harmony in Poetry and Music: Together with Music as a by George Lansing Raymond (1894)
"... the Spenserian — Longer Chaucerian — The Sonnet — First Type of — Second — Third — French Forms of Verse — Triolet — Rondel — Rondeau — kyrielle ..."

7. The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1912 by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1912)
"kyrielle A LARK in the mesh of the tangled vine, A bee that drowns in the flower-cup's wine, A fly in the sunshine,—such is man. All things must end, ..."

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