sextain

noun sex·tain \ˈsekˌstān\

Definition of sextain

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  sestina

  2. 2 :  a stanza of six lines

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Origin and Etymology of sextain

modification (influenced by sex- and quatrain) of obsolete French sestine — more at sestine


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