rhyme royal

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rhyme royal

n.
1. A form of verse having stanzas with seven lines in iambic pentameter rhyming ababbcc.
2. One of these stanzas.

rhyme royal

n
(Poetry) prosody a stanzaic form introduced into English verse by Chaucer, consisting of seven lines of iambic pentameter rhyming a b a b b c c

rhyme′ roy′al


n.
a verse form consisting of seven-line stanzas in iambic pentameter, rhyming ababbcc.
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Noun1.rhyme royal - a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
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The ballade royal, written in rhyme royal, has a fourth stanza instead of an envoi.