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ottava rima

[oh-tah-vuh ree-muh] /oʊˈtɑ və ˈri mə/
noun, plural ottava rimas.
1.
an Italian stanza of eight lines, each of eleven syllables (or, in the English adaptation, of ten or eleven syllables), the first six lines rhyming alternately and the last two forming a couplet with a different rhyme: used in Keats' Isabella and Byron's Don Juan.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian: octave rhyme
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ottava rima

/ˈriːmə/
noun
1.
(prosody) a stanza form consisting of eight iambic pentameter lines, rhyming a b a b a b c c
Word Origin
Italian: eighth rhyme
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Word Origin and History for ottava-rima
ottava rima
1820, from It., "eight-lined stanza," lit. "eighth rhyme," from ottava "eighth" (see octave). A stanza of eight 11-syllable lines, rhymed a b a b a b c c, but in the Byronic variety, they are English heroic lines of 10 syllables.
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