Stanza definition

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A group of lines of verse forming one of the divisions of a poem or song: it is usually made up of four or more lines and often has a regular pattern in the number of lines and the arrangement of meter and rhyme.
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A unit of a poem, written or printed as a paragraph; equivalent to a verse.
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(architecture) An apartment or division in a building.
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(computing) A structural element in XML.
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One of the divisions of a poem, composed of two or more lines usually characterized by a common pattern of meter, rhyme, and number of lines.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stanza
Plural:
stanzas

Origin of stanza

  • Italian stance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian stanza.

    From Wiktionary