[brezh-nef; Russian brye-zhnyif] /ˈbrɛʒ nɛf; Russian ˈbryɛ ʒnyɪf/
[ley-uh-nid il-yich;; Russian lyi-uh-nyeet ee-lyeech] /ˈleɪ ə nɪd ˈɪl yɪtʃ;; Russian lyɪ ʌˈnyit iˈlyitʃ/ (Show IPA), 1906–82, Russian political leader: first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party 1964–66; general secretary 1966–82; president of the Soviet Union 1960–64, 1977–82.
/ˈbrɛʒnɛf; Russian ˈbrjɛʒnɪf/
Leonid Ilyich (lɪaˈnit ˈilitʃ). 1906–82, Soviet statesman; president of the Soviet Union (1977–82); general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1964–82)
[lee-on-i-duh s] /liˈɒn ɪ dəs/ noun 1. died 480 b.c, Greek hero: king of Sparta 489?–480. /lɪˈɒnɪˌdæs/ noun 1. died 480 bc, king of Sparta (?490–480), hero of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which he was killed by the Persians under Xerxes
[lee-uh-nahyn] /ˈli əˌnaɪn/ adjective 1. of or relating to the . 2. resembling or suggestive of a . 3. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to Leo, especially Leo IV or Leo XIII. /ˈliːəˌnaɪn/ adjective 1. of, characteristic of, or resembling a lion /ˈliːəˌnaɪn/ adjective 1. connected with one of the popes called Leo […]
noun 1. the form of internal rhyme used in leonine verse.
noun 1. a form of verse, based upon an earlier Latin form, with a rhyme scheme that requires the last word in a line to rhyme with the word just before a caesura or with a word near the middle of the line.