Definition of sonneteer in US English:



  • A writer of sonnets.

    • ‘After Wilde's death and the subsequent lies and back-stabbing of so-called friends of both men, Bosie became one of this country's finest sonneteers.’
    • ‘His desire was to foster ‘the emancipation of the word, to create a place where punks and sonneteers can meet and get their stuff out into the open.’’
    • ‘Twelve sonneteers entertain walkers on the way.’
    • ‘From idea through revision, the process of writing editorials offers lessons that can benefit any writer, from scriptwriter to sonneteer, from those churning out cop shorts to long-form narratives.’
    • ‘Less-is-more set design, it seems, had no fan in the Elizabethan sonneteer.’
    poet, versifier, verse-maker, rhymester, rhymer, lyricist, lyrist, elegist
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