a quatrain patterned after those in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, of iambic pentameter and rhyming aaba.
[Arabic roo b ahl khah-lee; English roo b al kah-lee] /Arabic ˌrʊb ɑl ˈxɑ li; English ˌrʊb æl ˈkɑ li/ noun 1. a desert in S Arabia, N of Hadhramaut and extending from Yemen to Oman. About 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km).
noun 1. a variety of bright-red rock crystal.
adjective 1. having certain notes arbitrarily lengthened while others are correspondingly shortened, or vice versa. noun, plural rubatos, rubati [roo-bah-tee; Italian roo-bah-tee] /ruˈbɑ ti; Italian ruˈbɑ ti/ (Show IPA) 2. a rubato phrase or passage. 3. a rubato performance. adverb 4. in a rubato manner. noun (pl) -tos 1. flexibility of tempo in performance adjective, […]
verb (used with object), rubbed, rubbing. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area. 2. to move (something) back and forth or with a rotary motion, […]