- 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.
stanza definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Italian literally , stopping place, room ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form stantia: see stance
- stanzaic adjective
stanza definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Italian; see stance.
- stan·zaˈic adjective