Monk's Tale stanza
Definition of Monk's Tale stanza
: a stanza of eight five-stress lines with the rhyme scheme ababbcbc
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of monk's tale stanza
from the Monk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales (1386–1400) by Geoffrey Chaucer †1400 English poet, where such stanzas are used
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Monk's Tale stanza? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).