Definition of stanza noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstænzə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstænzə//
(specialist) Poetry
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a group of lines in a repeated pattern that form a unit in some types of poem synonym verse Wordfindercouplet, image, lyric, poetry, recite, refrain, rhyme, scansion, stanza, verse See related entries: Poetry Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘standing place’, also ‘stanza’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stanza