Definition of villanelle
: a chiefly French verse form running on two rhymes and consisting typically of five tercets and a quatrain in which the first and third lines of the opening tercet recur alternately at the end of the other tercets and together as the last two lines of the quatrain
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But then, rarely does an individual strip contain a complete and proper villanelle about food.
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Origin and Etymology of villanelle
French, from Italian villanella
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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