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redondilla

[Spanish re-dawn-dee-lyah]
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noun Prosody.
  1. a Spanish verse form in which each stanza consists of four lines, each with eight syllables, and a rhyme scheme abba.
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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

Historical Examples

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

    Modern Spanish Lyrics

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  • Castillejo endeavoured to restore the gay rhythm of the redondilla, and turned into ridicule the imitators of Petrarch.