decasyllable

[dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l]
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noun

a word or line of verse of ten syllables.

Nearby words

  1. decare,
  2. decastyle,
  3. decastylos,
  4. decasualize,
  5. decasyllabic,
  6. decathect,
  7. decathlete,
  8. decathlon,
  9. decating,
  10. decatur

Origin of decasyllable

First recorded in 1830–40; deca- + syllable

Related formsnon·dec·a·syl·la·ble, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for decasyllable

decasyllable

noun

a word or line of verse consisting of ten syllables
Derived Formsdecasyllabic (ˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk), adjective

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