rhyme royal

noun
rhyme roy·​al | \ -ˈrȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce rhyme royal (audio) \

Definition of rhyme royal

: a stanza of seven lines in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of ababbcc

First Known Use of rhyme royal

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhyme royal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhyme%20royal. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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