Definition of Rhyme royal

1. Noun. A stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer.

Generic synonyms: Stanza



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhyme Royal

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rhupunt
rhus
rhus dermatitis
rhuses
rhusma
rhusmas
rhy
rhykenologist
rhykenologists
rhyku
rhymable
rhyme
rhyme off
rhyme or reason
rhyme royal (current term)
rhyme scheme
rhyme schemes
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rhymelessness
rhymelike
rhymer
rhymeries
rhymers
rhymery
rhymes
rhymester
rhymesters
rhymic

Literary usage of Rhyme royal

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1. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1906)
"The Complaint unto Pity—Rhyme-royal — The Book of the Duchess—The Complaint of Mars—The Parliament of Faults —The other Minors—Their lesson—-Troilus and ..."

2. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"... The lowing herds wind slowly o'er the lea; The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness arid to me.—(JRAY. rhyme royal. ..."

3. The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"... The lowing herds wind slowly o'er tbe lea ; The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.—(!RAY. rhyme royal. ..."

4. The Fourteenth Century by Frederick John Snell (1899)
"The whole concludes with an envoy. The metre is varied with each new departure. The Introduction is in " rhyme royal." Next we have a nine-lined stanza ..."

5. The Fourteenth Century by Frederick John Snell (1899)
"The whole concludes with an envoy. The metre is varied with each new departure. The Introduction is in " rhyme royal." Next we have a nine-lined stanza ..."

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