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.

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.