Definition of Pantuns
1. pantun [n] - See also: pantun
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pantuns
Literary usage of Pantuns
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bibliotheca Marsdeniana Philologica Et Orientalis: A Catalogue of Books and by William Marsden (1827)
"... A Collection of pantuns or short Malayan Sonnets. The Book of Geomancy, or of Divination by Sand J^c. <__>b£> in the Malayan language. ..."
2. Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Indo-China and the Indian Archipelago by Reinhold Rost (1887)
"The singing of pantuns in alternate contest is an amusement which seems to be ... She begins a series of pantuns in a kind of recitative or irregular song; ..."
3. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1826)
"MALAY pantuns.* WHITE are the waves that restless flow Towards the shore, ... pantuns are often employed as extemporaneous effusions; and readiness and ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The former comprises the proverbs, tho latter the "pantuns. ... Tho pantuns aro improvised poems, generally (though not necessarily) of four lines, ..."
5. Political and Statistical Account of the British Settlements in the Straits by Thomas John Newbold (1839)
"The Malays are remarkably attached to singing reciprocal pantuns, stanzas comprising four alternate rhyming lines, of which notice has been taken elsewhere. ..."