sextain

[ sek-steyn ]
/ ˈsɛk steɪn /
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noun Prosody.

a stanza of six lines.

Nearby words

  1. sexpartite,
  2. sexpert,
  3. sexploitation,
  4. sexpot,
  5. sext,
  6. sextan,
  7. sextans,
  8. sextant,
  9. sextantis,
  10. sextern

Origin of sextain

1630–40; blend of two obsolete French words: sixain six-line stanza and sestine sestina

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British Dictionary definitions for sextain

sextain

/ (ˈsɛksteɪn) /

noun

another word for sestina

Word Origin for sextain

C17: from obsolete French sestine sestina, but also influenced by obsolete sixain stanza of six lines

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