Sonnet name meaning

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Son"net
  1. A short poem, -- usually amatory.(Obs)"He had a wonderful desire to chant a sonnet or hymn unto Apollo Pythius." [Holland.]
  2. A poem of fourteen lines, -- two stanzas, called the octave, being of four verses each, and two stanzas, called the sestet, of three verses each, the rhymes being adjusted by a particular rule.

Note: ☞ In the proper sonnet each line has five accents, and the octave has but two rhymes, the second, third, sixth, and seventh lines being of one rhyme, and the first, fourth, fifth, and eighth being of another. In the sestet there are sometimes two and sometimes three rhymes; but in some way its two stazas rhyme together. Often the three lines of the first stanza rhyme severally with the three lines of the second. In Shakespeare's sonnets, the first twelve lines are rhymed alternately, and the last two rhyme together.

Etymology: F., fr. It. sonetto, fr. suono a sound, a song, fr. L. sonus a sound. See Sound noise

verb Son"net
To compose sonnets.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  2. Compose a sonnet
  3. Praise in a sonnet

Borrowed from Middle French sonnet, from Italian sonetto, from Old Occitan sonet (“a song”), diminutive of son (“song, sound”), from Latin sonus (“sound”).

  1. A fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of fourteen lines that are typically five-foot iambics and rhyme according to one of a few prescribed schemes.

sonnet was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and German

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sonnet

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sonnet

Ewa Sonnet

Ewa was given the name Beata Kornelia Dąbrowska on March 8th, 1985 in Rybnik.

Emma Sonnet

Emma Sonnet is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Sonnet

  • How Popular is the name Sonnet? Sonnet is the 22,413th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sonnet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 301 babies born with the first name Sonnet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sonnet to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sonnet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sonnet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sonnet is Tuesday, October 5th, 1948.
  • What year had the most people named Sonnet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sonnet was in 2014 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Sonnet Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sonnet is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Sonnet: The name spelled backwards is Tennos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Stneon. How do you pronounce that?
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