a medieval Scandinavian verse form used in skaldic poetry. Drott-kvaett consists of stanzas of eight regular lines, each of which has three stresses and ends with a trochee. The form exhibits a complex pattern of internal and terminal rhyme, alliteration, and especially alternation of consonance with full rhyme at the ends of lines
Learn more about drott-kvaett with a free trial on Britannica.com.
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.