Rubaiyat stanza

noun
Ru·​bai·​yat stanza | \ ˈrü-bē-ˌät- How to pronounce Rubaiyat stanza (audio) , -ˌbī-, -ˌat- \

Definition of Rubaiyat stanza

: an iambic pentameter quatrain with a rhyme scheme aaba

First Known Use of Rubaiyat stanza

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rubaiyat stanza

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, quatrains translated by Edward FitzGerald (1859)

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“Rubaiyat stanza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rubaiyat%20stanza. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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