a poetic stanza consisting of four lines of iambic pentameter rhyming alternately.
[hi-roh-ik] /hɪˈroʊ ɪk/ adjective 1. Also, heroical. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine. 2. suitable to the character of a hero in size or concept; daring; noble: a heroic ambition. 3. having or displaying the character or attributes of a hero; extraordinarily bold, altruistic, determined, etc.: a heroic explorer. 4. having […]
noun 1. . noun 1. (poetry) a quatrain having the rhyme scheme a b a b
noun, Music. 1. . [hel-dn-ten-er; German hel-dn-tey-nohr] /ˈhɛl dnˌtɛn ər; German ˈhɛl dn teɪˌnoʊr/ noun, plural heldentenors German, heldentenore [hel-dn-tey-noh-ruh] /ˈhɛl dn teɪˌnoʊ rə/ (Show IPA) 1. a tenor having a brilliant, powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, as in Wagnerian opera. /ˈhɛldəntenoːr/ noun (pl) -tenöre (-teˈnøːrə) 1. a tenor with a powerful voice […]
noun 1. a form of verse adapted to the treatment of heroic or exalted themes: in classical poetry, dactylic hexameter; in English and German, iambic pentameter; and in French, the Alexandrine. An example of heroic verse is Achilles’ wrath, to Greece the direful spring / Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing! noun 1. (prosody) a […]