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hendecasyllable

[hen-dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l, hen-dek-uh-sil-] /hɛnˈdɛk əˌsɪl ə bəl, ˌhɛn dɛk əˈsɪl-/
noun
1.
a word or line of verse of 11 syllables.
Origin of hendecasyllable
1740-1750
1740-50; < Latin hendecasyllabus < Greek hendekasýllabos. See hendeca-, syllable
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hendecasyllable

/ˈhɛndɛkəˌsɪləbəl/
noun
1.
(prosody) a verse line of 11 syllables
Derived Forms
hendecasyllabic (hɛnˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: via Latin from Greek hendekasullabos
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