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decasyllable

[dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l] /ˈdɛk əˌsɪl ə bəl/
noun
1.
a word or line of verse of ten syllables.
Origin of decasyllable
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; deca- + syllable
Related forms
nondecasyllable, noun
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decasyllable

/ˈdɛkəˌsɪləbəl/
noun
1.
a word or line of verse consisting of ten syllables
Derived Forms
decasyllabic (ˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk) adjective
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