sestina

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian sestina.

Noun[edit]

sestina (plural sestinas)

  1. (poetry) A highly structured poem consisting of six six-line stanzas followed by a tercet or envoy, for a total of thirty-nine lines.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sesto "sixth".

Noun[edit]

sestina f (plural sestine)

  1. (poetry) A six-line stanza, sestet, sestina, sextain
  2. (music) sextuplet

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