toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition part of a poem or song that has other such parts—each part consisting of a fixed number of lines
  • I love the song, but seldom sing past the first stanza.
stanza = part of a poem or song that has other such parts—each part consisting of a fixed number of lines
  • The poem has three stanzas.
  • stanzas = parts of a poem or song, each of which consists of a fixed number of lines
  • For some reason, the last stanza to "The Hanging Tree" starts running through my head.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • stanza = one of many parts of a poem or song
  • My father sings all four stanzas of "The Hanging Tree" and reminds me that my mother—who sleeps in a chair between shifts—isn't to know about it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • In the final stanza, it's clear that that's what he's waiting for.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The song of triumph vibrated in the night, and the stanzas rolled out mournful and fiery like the thoughts of a hermit.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Tales of Unrest
  • One chant only he raised, though he remembered no more than the first stanza and but three lines of that.
    London, Jack  --  The Red One
  • complete in itself, is the first stanza in a much longer work called The Dark Tower.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I hummed a stanza of Areida's favorite song, a sad one, about a farmer whose family is starving.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • As stanza after stanza of it thundered forth, he sat with his hands clasped, trembling in every nerve.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I sing the words until the second stanza, when I can't remember them.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I could only afford part of a stanza.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • He turned over the pages, rejoicing in the clear type; he read out a stanza.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I'll allow you no more than three stanzas.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • In the lull that followed, Eragon picked up the scrap of paper from between the trees and examined her stanzas, as if reading them for the first time.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Having concluded the stanza he discharged an arrow at the top of the castle, and went back to his place.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Two stanzas of it will do: "A MISSOURI MAIDEN'S FAREWELL TO ALABAMA "Alabama, good-bye!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I searched my mind for a stanza to recite.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • I reached the end of the refrain before Aloine's first stanza.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Dr. Holden read the last stanzas again and then looked up at me.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®