redondilla

[ Spanish re-dawn-dee-lyah ]
/ Spanish ˌrɛ dɔnˈdi lyɑ /
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noun Prosody.

a Spanish verse form in which each stanza consists of four lines, each with eight syllables, and a rhyme scheme abba.

Nearby words

  1. redo,
  2. redolence,
  3. redolent,
  4. redon,
  5. redon, odilon,
  6. redondo beach,
  7. redouble,
  8. redoubt,
  9. redoubtable,
  10. redoubted

Origin of redondilla

1830–40; < Spanish, equivalent to redond(o) round (< Latin rotundus) + -illa diminutive suffix

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Examples from the Web for redondilla

  • The redondilla menor has the same form expressed in lines of less than eight syllables.