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limericknoun [C]

uk   /ˈlɪm.ər.ɪk/  us   /-ɚ-/
a ​humorouspoem with five ​lines
(Definition of limerick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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limericknoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɪm·ər·ɪk/
a ​humorouspoem with five ​lines, the first two ​lines having the same ​finalsound as the last ​line
(Definition of limerick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “limerick”
in Spanish quintilla humorística…
in Vietnamese thể thơ hài hước năm câu…
in Malaysian limerik…
in Thai กลอนตลก…
in French poème humoristique…
in German der Limerik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 五行打油诗…
in Indonesian puisi lucu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 五行打油詩…
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