[ dih-zeyn; French dee-zan ]
/ dɪˈzeɪn; French diˈzɛ̃ /
a French poem or stanza of ten lines, employing eight or ten syllables to the line and having a specific rhyming pattern, as ababbccdcd.
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Origin of dizain
First recorded in 1565–75; from French; Old French dezen, dizain “tenth, tenth part,” equivalent to dix “ten” (from Latin decem ) + -ain, probably from Latin adjective suffix (plural) -ānī, replacing Latin distributive suffix -ēnī (plural); see -an
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Example sentences from the Web for dizain
In this place we have to do with the opening tale of the Dizain of Queens.
So he made of it the thesis for a dizain of beautiful happenings that are almost flawless in their verbal beauty.