noun, plural ses·ti·nas, ses·ti·ne [se-stee-ney]. /sɛˈsti neɪ/. Prosody.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Words nearby sestina
Example sentences from the Web for sestina
That it was used and admired by Dante and Petrarch, alone gives the sestina a royal precedence over all of the other forms.
The sestina, a very elaborate canzonet, was invented in Provence and borrowed by the Italians.The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory|George Saintsbury
The common form of the sestina has six stanzas of six lines each, with a tercet at the end.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
Naught else have I afforded you, madame, save very anciently a Sestina.Chivalry|James Branch Cabell
From Italy have come, besides the ottava rima and the sonnet, two other metrical forms, the sestina and the terza rima.The Principles of English Versification|Paull Franklin Baum