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  • n. an improvised Cretan rhyming couplet.

Etymologies

From Greek μαντινάδα, from Venetian matinada ("a song of the morning"). (Wiktionary)

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  • One wonders how many improvised mantinadas resemble the familiar

    "I've never seen a purple cow, I never hope to see one.
    But I can tell you one thing now, I'd rather see than be one.

    January 8, 2012