decasyllabic

[ dek-uh-si-lab-ik ]

adjective
  1. having ten syllables: a decasyllabic verse.

Origin of decasyllabic

1
1765–75; deca- + syllabic; compare French décasyllabique

Other words from decasyllabic

  • non·dec·a·syl·lab·ic, adjective

Words Nearby decasyllabic

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How to use decasyllabic in a sentence

  • In versification Hunts aim was to bring back into use the earlier form of the rhymed English decasyllabic or heroic couplet.

    Keats | Sidney Colvin
  • The remaining and much the chief portion of the book consists of half a dozen poems in the rhymed decasyllabic couplet.

    Keats | Sidney Colvin
  • Not only the decasyllabic, but the lyric, in short lines had almost died out of memory, and Wyatt brought it back.

  • On one occasion, one of our children, a little boy, had been spending some time over a number of decasyllabic lines.

  • This is in the ordinary form of the older, but not oldest, chansons de geste, decasyllabic rhymed tirades.