decasyllable

[dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l]

Origin of decasyllable

First recorded in 1830–40; deca- + syllable
Related formsnon·dec·a·syl·la·ble, noun
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decasyllable

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