[hen-dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l, hen-dek-uh-sil-]
- a word or line of verse of 11 syllables.
Origin of hendecasyllable
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Hendecasyllable, hen′dek-a-sil-a-bl, n. a metrical line of eleven syllables.
Therefore, nothing very distinct can be asserted about the origin of the hendecasyllable iambic line, which marks Italian poetry.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
They first employed the Italian hendecasyllable, although it did not become acclimated till the days of Boscn.Modern Spanish Lyrics
Endechas reales are cuartetas in which three heptasyllables are followed by a hendecasyllable.Legends, Tales and Poems
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
- prosody a verse line of 11 syllables
C18: via Latin from Greek hendekasullabos
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