rhyme royal(redirected from Ballade royal)
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1. A form of verse having stanzas with seven lines in iambic pentameter rhyming ababbcc.
2. One of these stanzas.
(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
a verse form consisting of seven-line stanzas in iambic pentameter, rhyming ababbcc.