[oh-tah-vuh ree-muh] /oʊˈtɑ və ˈri mə/
noun, plural ottava rimas.
an Italian stanza of eight lines, each of eleven syllables (or, in the English adaptation, of ten or eleven syllables), the first six lines rhyming alternately and the last two forming a couplet with a different rhyme: used in Keats’ Isabella and Byron’s Don Juan.
(prosody) a stanza form consisting of eight iambic pentameter lines, rhyming a b a b a b c c
1820, Italian, “eight-lined stanza,” literally “eighth rhyme,” from ottava “eighth” (see octave). A stanza of eight 11-syllable lines, rhymed a b a b a b c c, but in the Byronic variety, they are English heroic lines of 10 syllables.
[ot-uh-wuh] /ˈɒt ə wə/ noun, plural Ottawas (especially collectively) Ottawa for 5. 1. a city in and the capital of Canada, in SE Ontario. 2. a river in SE Canada, flowing SE along the boundary between Ontario and Quebec into the St. Lawrence at Montreal. 685 miles (1105 km) long. 3. a city in NE […]
[ot-er-bahyn] /ˈɒt ərˌbaɪn/ noun 1. Philip William, 1726–1813, American clergyman, founder of the United Brethren, born in Germany.
noun, Nautical. 1. one of a pair of large, heavy, square or rectangular plates or boards of metal or weighted wood attached to the trawl lines on each side of the mouth of a trawl net to maintain lateral spread during trawling.
[ot-er-burn] /ˈɒt ərˌbɜrn/ noun 1. a village in central Northumberland, in NE England: battle of Chevy Chase 1388. /ˈɒtəˌbɜːn/ noun 1. a village in NE England, in central Northumberland: scene of a battle (1388) in which the Scots, led by the earl of Douglas, defeated the English, led by Hotspur