How many syllables in haiku?

  458237619 syllables

Divide haiku into syllables:   hai-ku
How to pronounce haiku:   How to pronounce haiku

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Define haiku

  1. A Japanese poem consisting of 3 lines and 17 syllables that follows the 5-7-5 format.
  2. The first line must have 5 syllables; the second 7; the third line 5.
  3. A haiku is usually written about nature and must express a mood, thought, or feeling.
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