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decasyllable

[ dek-uh-sil-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈdɛk əˌsɪl ə bəl /
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noun
a word or line of verse of ten syllables.
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Origin of decasyllable

First recorded in 1830–40; deca- + syllable

OTHER WORDS FROM decasyllable

non·dec·a·syl·la·ble, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decasyllable

decasyllable
/ (ˈdɛkəˌsɪləbəl) /

noun
a word or line of verse consisting of ten syllables

Derived forms of decasyllable

decasyllabic (ˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk), adjective
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