Definition of Terza rima

1. Noun. A verse form with a rhyme scheme: aba bcb cdc, etc..

Generic synonyms: Poem, Verse Form



Definition of Terza rima

1. Noun. A type of poem with verses of three lines and a rhyme scheme: ''aba bcb cdc''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terza Rima

tertile
tertiles
tertium quid
tertium quids
tertius
tertiuses
terts
tertschite
tertulia
tertulias
teruggite
terutero
teruteros
tervalent
terylenes
terza rima (current term)
terzanelle
terzanelles
terzetta
terzettas
terzetti
terzetto
terzettos
tes
teschemacherite
tesetaxel
tesh
teshuva
tesla
teslas

Literary usage of Terza rima

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... but the stanza which the translator adopted, in preference to essaying the terza rima, must be held to detract considerably from the effect. ..."

2. A History of French Versification by Leon Emile Kastner (1903)
"An exception, however, is the so-called terza rima, also known as rime tierce or ... The scheme of the terza rima is as follows : the first line of each ..."

3. Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature by John Addington Symonds (1881)
"... Imitation—Blending of Classical and Medieval Motives—Matteo Palmieri's Citta di Vita —The Fate of terza rima—Catherine of Siena—Her Letters—S. ..."

4. Fleurs-de-lys: A Book of French Poetry Freely Tr. Into English Verse by Wilfrid Charles Thorley (1920)
"terza rima WHEN Michael Angelo left the Sistine dome, His frescoes done, sublime with radiant gaze To tread once more the wonted streets of Rome, ..."

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