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stan·za

 (stăn′zə)
n.
One of the divisions of a poem, composed of two or more lines usually characterized by a common pattern of meter, rhyme, and number of lines.

[Italian; see stance.]

stan·za′ic (-zā′ĭk) adj.

stanza

(ˈstænzə)
n
1. (Poetry) prosody a fixed number of verse lines arranged in a definite metrical pattern, forming a unit of a poem
2. (Soccer) US and Austral a half or a quarter in a football match
[C16: from Italian: halting place, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) station, from Latin stāre to stand]
ˈstanzaed adj
stanzaic adj

stan•za

(ˈstæn zə)

n., pl. -zas.
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usu. four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
[1580–90; < Italian: room, station, stanza < Vulgar Latin *stantia; see stance]
stan•za′ic (-ˈzeɪ ɪk) adj.

stanza

a section of a poem containing a number of verses.
See also: Verse

stanza

A group of lines forming a regular metrical division within a poem.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
couplet - a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
octave - a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
sestet - a rhythmic group of six lines of verse
envoi, envoy - a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
quatrain - a stanza of four lines
Spenserian stanza - a stanza with eight lines of iambic pentameter and a concluding Alexandrine with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc c; "the Spenserian stanza was introduced by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene"
strophe - one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama
antistrophe - the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
rhyme royal - a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
ottava rima - a stanza of eight lines of heroic verse with the rhyme scheme abababcc
Translations
sloka
stih

stanza

[ˈstænzə] Nestrofa f, estancia f

stanza

[ˈstænzə] nstrophe f

stanza

nStrophe f

stanza

[ˈstænzə] nstanza (Poesia)
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