Definition: a fourteen-lined poem that generally has ten syllables in each line
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): poem, Shakespearean Sonnet, Petrarchan Sonnet
1. A Shakespearean sonnet is penned in iambic pentameter and contains fourteen lines of poetry.
2. Traditionally, each line of a sonnet carries ten syllables.
3. While there is more than one kind of sonnet, by definition, each sonnet is written in a fourteen-line format.