a form of verse introduced into English by Chaucer, consisting of seven-line stanzas of iambic pentameter in which there are three rhymes, the first line rhyming with the third, the second with the fourth and fifth, and the sixth with the seventh.
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How to use rhyme royal in a sentence
For, first, it stimulated curiosity regarding the use by this poet of the Chaucerian rhyme-royal in three of these long poems.Studies of Contemporary Poets | Mary C. Sturgeon
At a later period this was frequently called "rhyme royal," because the 'Kingis Quair' was written in it.
British Dictionary definitions for rhyme royal
prosody a stanzaic form introduced into English verse by Chaucer, consisting of seven lines of iambic pentameter rhyming a b a b b c c
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