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Meaning of "ottava rima" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OTTAVA RIMA

Italian: eighth rhyme.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OTTAVA RIMA

ottava rima  [ˈriːmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTTAVA RIMA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ottava rima is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OTTAVA RIMA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ottava rima

Ottava rima is a rhyming stanza form of Italian origin. Originally used for long poems on heroic themes, it later came to be popular in the writing of mock-heroic works. Its earliest known use is in the writings of Giovanni Boccaccio. The ottava rima stanza in English consists of eight iambic lines, usually iambic pentameters. Each stanza consists of three alternate rhymes and one double rhyme, following the a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c pattern. The form is similar to the older Sicilian octave, but evolved separately and is unrelated. The Sicilian octave is derived from the medieval strambotto and was a crucial step in the development of the sonnet, whereas the ottava rima is related to the canzone, a stanza form.

Definition of ottava rima in the English dictionary

The definition of ottava rima in the dictionary is a stanza form consisting of eight iambic pentameter lines, rhyming a b a b a b c c.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OTTAVA RIMA


beamer
ˈbiːmə
creamer
ˈkriːmə
daydreamer
ˈdeɪˌdriːmə
dreamer
ˈdriːmə
edema
ɪˈdiːmə
emblema
ɛmˈbliːmə
epicheirema
ˌepɪkaɪˈriːmə
epirrhema
ˌepɪˈriːmə
Fukushima
ˌfuːkuːˈʃiːmə
Hiroshima
ˌhɪrɒˈʃiːmə
lifestreamer
ˈlaɪfˌstriːmə
Lima
ˈliːmə
reamer
ˈriːmə
rima
ˈriːmə
schema
ˈskiːmə
screamer
ˈskriːmə
steamer
ˈstiːmə
streamer
ˈstriːmə
Tema
ˈtiːmə
thema
ˈθiːmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTTAVA RIMA

ottar
ottava
ottavino
Ottawa
otter
otter board
otter hound
otter shell
otter shrew
Otterburn
otto
Otto cycle
Otto engine
Otto I
Otto IV
ottoman
Ottoman Empire
ottrelite

WORDS THAT END LIKE OTTAVA RIMA

alla prima
anima
Colima
Fatima
intima
jemima
Kagoshima
Kohima
maxima
minima
Mishima
Nevado de Colima
optima
pima
Proxima
Roraima
sima
terza rima
Tolima
ultima

Synonyms and antonyms of ottava rima in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ottava rima» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OTTAVA RIMA

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Translator English - Chinese

ottava RIMA
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ottava rima
570 millions of speakers

English

ottava rima
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ottava रीमा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ottava ريما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ottava Римма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ottava rima
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওটাভা রিমা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

huitain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ottava rima
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Translator English - German

ottava rima
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

1オクターブ高い裂
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오타 바 리마
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ottava rima
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ottava rima
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓட்டவா ரிமா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओक्टावा रिमा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ottava rima
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ottava rima
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ottava Rima
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ottava Римма
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ottava rima
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ottava rima
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ottava Rima
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ottava rima
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ottava rima
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ottava rima

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OTTAVA RIMA»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OTTAVA RIMA» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTTAVA RIMA»

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New York times & Kali in Ottava Rima
In this collection of fifty-odd poems,.
Sudeep Sen, 1995
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Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form
The reader of Yeats's Collected Poems first encounters ottava rima in "Sailing to Byzantium," the opening poem of The Tower, Though "Sailing to Byzantium" is neither the earliest- composed poem in The Tower nor the title poem (which Yeats ...
Helen Vendler, 2007
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Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets
Jersey City, N.J.: Talisman House, 1998. otta a rima The stanza Form known by its Italian designation ottava rima (octave rhyme) has descended in the English tradition as eight lines in iambic pentam- eter, rhyming abababcc. Since Ludovico  ...
Terence Diggory, 2009
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Catalogue of the Fejérváry Ivories: In the Museum of Joseph ...
2765 Histoire de l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur, coloured plates hai/ colf " Paris, 1811 2766 Historia bellissima di Campriano (in ottava Rima) icoodcut Treviri, 1674 2767 Historia compassionevole de duoi Amanti, Guiscardo et Gismonda (in  ...
Joseph Mayer, Gábor Fejérváry, Ferencz Aurelius Pulszky, 1856
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Catalogue on the Very Extensive and Valuable Library of the ...
Another reprint of the original text, but withont the Oratione Di Santo Lorenzo quando fu martirizzato (in ottava Rima), 2 woodcuts Di S. Lorenzo. Anotber edition, 2 waadeuts Di Santa Margherita Vergine & Martire (in ottava Rima), 14 woadcuts ...
Henry Wellesley, 1866
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Catalogue of the Choicer Portion of the Magnificent Library
Storia di Florindo e Chiara Stella (in ottava Rima), woodcut, I/ucca, s. a.— Esempio di due Com agni confuntino e Buonafede che andarono a S. Giacomo di Galizia (in ottava Rima) icia s. a.-—Storia di gran Compassione dell' infelice Successo ...
‎1859
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Catalogue of the Choicer Portion of the Magnificent Library, ...
Ignorantia comendatur; Elegiarum Liber; and an Appendix of small Poems. 2545 Storiette curiose. Storia di Florindo e Chiara Stella (in ottava Rima), woodcut, Lucca, s. a. — Esempio di due Compagni Costantino e Buonafede che andarono a ...
Guillaume Libri, 1859
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Auction catalogue, books of Guglielmo Libri, 1 to 15 August 1859
Storia. di Florindo e Chiara Stella (in ottava Rima), woodcut, Lucca, e. a.—— Esempio di due Compagni Costantino e Buonafede che andarono a S. Giacomo di Galizia (in ottava Rima) ici, e. a.-Storia di gun Compassione dell' infelice ...
S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (London)., 1859
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Catalogue of the Choiser Portion of the Magnificent Library, ...
Storia di Florindo e Chiara Stella (in ottava Rima), woodcut, Lucca, s. a.-— Esempio di due Compagni Costantino e Buonafede che andarono a S. Giacomo di Galizia (in ottava Rima) ici, e. a.-Storia di gran Compassione dell' infelice Successo ...
‎1859
10
Catalogue of the Choicer Portion of the Magnificent Library ...
2260 2261 2262 2263 22641 2265 2266 2267 2268 2269 2270 2271 2272 Ruansnnmzrom Swan—continued. Runnsnms'rronn DI SAN GIOVANNI & PAULO (in ottava Rima), (per Lo Magnifico Laurentio de Medici), woodcut VERY RARE, ...
‎1859

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTTAVA RIMA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ottava rima is used in the context of the following news items.
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Poster poems: ottava rima
Ottava rima is an eight-line stanza developed in Italy, usually associated in English with Byron and his fellow second-generation Romantics. «The Guardian, May 15»
2
"L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle": presentato oggi il Ravenna …
... tradizioni tuttora vive come lo sono quelle dei poeti estemporanei di Toscana e Lazio che ancora si sfidano all'ultimo verso in ottava rima. «Ravennanotizie.it, Feb 15»
3
New show sees Luke go for long form story
I've been writing ballads of about 10 mins for a few years, in 2011 I wrote a long poem in ottava rima (a style of rhyming stanzas often used for ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jan 15»
4
The Gargoyle: Justin Trudeau subject of 154-page 'epic' poem
It includes 18 sonnets, nine haikus, seven quatrains, four tankas, four ballads, two lyrics, one 'ottava rima,' one decastich, one free verse, ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 14»
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21 books for a godson, pt. 2
It's couplets – the sting in the tail of the Italianate ottava rima verse form – include 'Society is now one polish'd horde, Form'd of two mighty ... «Spectator.co.uk, Mar 13»
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Cowboy poetry class members give performance as final exam
In addition to composing 11 original poems in styles ranging from haiku to sonnet to ottava rima, students wrote responses to textbook chapters ... «Alpine Avalanche, May 12»
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Q&A: Poet Elinor Nauen on Writing Ottava Rima for Derek Jeter
Her newest book, “So Late Into the Night,” is a rollicking road trip on the model of Byron's “Don Juan,” with over 600 stanzas of ottava rima ... «Forward, Oct 11»
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Michael Dirda reviews 'Orlando Furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto
It's written in the same verse form, and with the same verve, as Byron's "Don Juan," stanzas of eight lines, rhyming abababcc (ottava rima). «Washington Post, Dec 09»
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A Late Bloom From a Master
... abababcc, known as ottava rima. Although the lines -- which include a congeries of symbols, allusions, insights and memories -- represent a ... «Wall Street Journal, Apr 09»
10
Vendler's Yeats
For example, in an otherwise excellent discussion of Yeats's use of ottava rima (a type of eight-line stanza), Vendler attributes great effect to ... «New York Times, May 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ottava rima [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ottava-rima>. Oct 2020 ».
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