Also called common meter, hymnal stanza. Prosody. a ballad stanza of four iambic lines and strict rhymes, often used in hymns, rhyming abcb or abab.
another term for common time
the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b
- Common metre
noun 1. a stanza form, used esp for hymns, consisting of four lines, two of eight syllables alternating with two of six
noun, Mathematics. 1. a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set. noun 1. an integer or polynomial that is a multiple of each integer or polynomial in a group: 20 is a common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10 common multiple A number divisible by each of two or […]
noun 1. a cut or wire nail having a slender shaft and a broad, flat head.
[kom-uh n] /ˈkɒm ən/ adjective, commoner, commonest. 1. belonging equally to, or shared alike by, two or more or all in question: common property; common interests. 2. pertaining or belonging equally to an entire community, nation, or culture; public: a common language or history; a common water-supply system. 3. joint; united: a common defense. 4. […]