ottava rimaottava ri·ma
a stanza of eight lines with the rhyme scheme abababcc: the Italian form has eleven syllables in a line, the English, usually ten syllables in iambic-pentameter
Origin of ottava rimaIt: see octave and amp; rhyme
A stanza of verse consisting of eight lines in iambic pentameter rhyming abababcc.
Origin of ottava rimaItalian : ottava, feminine of ottavo, eighth + rima, rhyme.