- Stanza is a group of lines that are part of a poem.
An example of a stanza is the first four lines in a 12-line poem.
Origin: It, literally , stopping place, room from Vulgar Latin an unverified form stantia: see stance
- stanzaic adjective
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Origin: Italian; see stance.
- stan·zaˈic adjective