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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.

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Origin of redondilla

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