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redondilla

[Spanish re-dawn-dee-lyah] /Spanish ˌrɛ dɔnˈdi lyɑ/
noun, Prosody
1.
a Spanish verse form in which each stanza consists of four lines, each with eight syllables, and a rhyme scheme abba.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Spanish, equivalent to redond(o) round (< Latin rotundus) + -illa diminutive suffix
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