Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

pentasyllable

[pen-tuh-sil-uh-buh l] /ˈpɛn təˌsɪl ə bəl/
noun
1.
a word or line of verse of five syllables.
Origin of pentasyllable
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; penta- + syllable
Related forms
pentasyllabic
[pen-tuh-si-lab-ik] /ˌpɛn tə sɪˈlæb ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pentasyllabism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pentasyllabic
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Nearby words for pentasyllabic

Word Value for pentasyllabic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends