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vil·la·nelle

 (vĭl′ə-nĕl′)
n.
A 19-line poem of fixed form consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain on two rhymes, with the first and third lines of the first tercet repeated alternately as a refrain closing the succeeding stanzas and joined as the final couplet of the quatrain.

[French, from Italian villanella, from feminine of villanello, rustic, from villano, peasant, from Vulgar Latin *vīllānus, from Latin vīlla, country house; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

villanelle

(ˌvɪləˈnɛl)
n
(Poetry) a verse form of French origin consisting of 19 lines arranged in five tercets and a quatrain. The first and third lines of the first tercet recur alternately at the end of each subsequent tercet and both together at the end of the quatrain
[C16: from French, from Italian villanella]

vil•la•nelle

(ˌvɪl əˈnɛl)

n.
a short poem of fixed form, written in tercets, usu. five in number, followed by a final quatrain, all being based on two rhymes.
[1580–90; < French < Italian; see villanella]
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THE dance of death between MI5 officer Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and assassin Oksana Astankova aka Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is as delicious as ever in series two of the Bafta-winning drama.
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But without Villanelle stealing all the attention, viewers can focus on the other characters, leading to some gratifying conclusions.
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