a word or line of verse of ten syllables.
Origin of decasyllable
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Examples from the Web for decasyllable
The shorter length of the decasyllable line is not altogether a disadvantage to the translator.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
Hitherto the decasyllable and the dodecasyllable had been used indiscriminately, and Ronsard's Franciade is written in the former.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
a word or line of verse consisting of ten syllables
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