- a word or line of verse of ten syllables.
Origin of decasyllable
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Examples from the Web for decasyllable
Hitherto the decasyllable and the dodecasyllable had been used indiscriminately, and Ronsard's Franciade is written in the former.A Short History of French Literature
The shorter length of the decasyllable line is not altogether a disadvantage to the translator.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
- a word or line of verse consisting of ten syllables
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