[ doh-dek-uh-sil-uh-buhl, doh-dek- ]
/ doʊˌdɛk əˈsɪl ə bəl, ˌdoʊ dɛk- /
a word or line of verse containing 12 syllables.
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Example sentences from the Web for 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|George Saintsbury
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
British Dictionary definitions for dodecasyllable
/ (ˌdəʊdɛkəˈsɪləbəl) /
prosody a line of twelve syllables
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