- a word or line of verse containing 12 syllables.
Origin of dodecasyllable
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Historical Examples of dodecasyllable
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
This dodecasyllable has a short metrical pause after the sixth syllable, and a longer one after the twelfth.Legends, Tales and Poems
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
- prosody a line of twelve syllables