Sextain
Sextain Sex"tain, n. [L. sextus sixth, fr. sex six: cf. It. sestina.] (Pros.) A stanza of six lines; a sestine. [1913 Webster]

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  • sextain — /sek stayn/, n. Pros. 1. a stanza of six lines. 2. sestina. [1630 40; b. two obs. F words: sixain six line stanza and sestine SESTINA] * * * …   Universalium

  • sextain — sex·tain || seksteɪn n. stanza comprising six lines, sestet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sextain — sex·tain …   English syllables

  • sextain — sex•tain [[t]ˈsɛk steɪn[/t]] n. 1) pro a stanza of six lines 2) pro sestina • Etymology: 1630–40; b. two obs. F words: sixain six line stanza and sestine sestina …   From formal English to slang

  • sextain — /ˈsɛksteɪn/ (say sekstayn) noun → sestina …   Australian English dictionary

  • sextain —   n. sestina; sestet …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sextain — ˈsekˌstān noun ( s) Etymology: modification (influenced by sex and quatrain) of obsolete French sestine more at sestine 1. : sestina …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sestine — Ses tine, n. See {Sextain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sestina — A sestina (also, sextina, sestine, or sextain) is a highly structured poem consisting of six six line stanzas followed by a tercet (called its envoy or tornada ), for a total of thirty nine lines. The same set of six words ends the lines of each… …   Wikipedia

  • sestina — /se stee neuh/, n., pl. sestinas, sestine / nay/. Pros. 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… …   Universalium

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