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terza rima

noun ter·za ri·ma \ˌtert-sə-ˈrē-mə\

Definition of TERZA RIMA

:  a verse form consisting of tercets usually in iambic pentameter in English poetry with an interlaced rhyme scheme (as aba, bcb, cdc)

Origin of TERZA RIMA

Italian, literally, third rhyme
First Known Use: 1819

Rhymes with TERZA RIMA


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