ottava rima[ō tä′və rē′mə; ō̂ tä′vä rē′mä]
ottava rima definition by Webster's New World
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a stanza of eight lines with the rhyme scheme abababcc: the Italian form has eleven syllables in a line, the English, usually ten iambic-pentameter syllables
Origin: It: see octave and amp; rhyme
ottava rima definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A stanza of verse consisting of eight lines in iambic pentameter rhyming abababcc.
Origin: Italian : ottava, feminine of ottavo, eighth + rima, rhyme.