Noun 1. a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme (hypernym) poem, verse form (hyponym) Petrarchan sonnet, Italian sonnet Verb 1. praise in a sonnet (hypernym) praise (classification) poetry, poesy, verse 2. compose a sonnet (hypernym) verse, versify, poetize, poetise (classification) poetry, poesy, verse
To compose sonnets. (n.)
A short poem, -- usually amatory. (n.)
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.