Prosody. the last six lines of a sonnet in the Italian form, considered as a unit.
Compare octave (def 4a).
sextet (def 2).
(prosody) the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet
(prosody) any six-line stanza
another word for sextet (sense 1)
noun, plural sestinas, sestine [se-stee-ney] /sɛˈsti neɪ/ (Show IPA). Prosody. 1. a poem of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy, originally without rhyme, in which each stanza repeats the end words of the lines of the first stanza, but in different order, the envoy using the six words again, three in the middle of […]
noun 1. an ancient Thracian town on the Hellespont opposite Abydos: Xerxes crossed the Hellespont here when he began his invasion of Greece. noun 1. a ruined town in NW Turkey, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles: N terminus of the bridge of boats built by Xerxes in 481 bc for the crossing of […]
[ses-toh san joh-vah-nee; Italian se-staw sahn jaw-vahn-nee] /ˈsɛs toʊ ˌsæn dʒoʊˈvɑ ni; Italian ˈsɛ stɔ ˌsɑn dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ noun 1. a city in Lombardy, N Italy: a suburb of Milan.
verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new […]