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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
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  • Adonic verse is a pentasyllable with necessary accents on the first and fourth syllables.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

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