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decasyllabic

[dek-uh-si-lab-ik] /ˌdɛk ə sɪˈlæb ɪk/
adjective
1.
having ten syllables:
a decasyllabic verse.
Origin of decasyllabic
1765-1775
1765-75; deca- + syllabic; compare French décasyllabique
Related forms
nondecasyllabic, adjective
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