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[kin‐tee‐yă]

A Spanish stanza of five octosyllabic lines using only two rhymes, in which no three consecutive lines are to rhyme: the usual rhyme scheme is abaab, but abbab, aabab, and other permutations are found. The form flourished in the 15th century, and is related to the four‐line redondilla. A quintilla real, however, is a stanza of five hendacasyllabic lines.

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