hendecasyllable

[ hen-dek-uh-sil-uh-buhl, hen-dek-uh-sil- ]
/ hɛnˈdɛk əˌsɪl ə bəl, ˌhɛn dɛk əˈsɪl- /

noun

a word or line of verse of 11 syllables.

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Origin of hendecasyllable

1740–50; <Latin hendecasyllabus<Greek hendekasýllabos.See hendeca-, syllable
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British Dictionary definitions for hendecasyllable

hendecasyllable
/ (ˈhɛndɛkəˌsɪləbəl) /

noun

prosody a verse line of 11 syllables

Derived forms of hendecasyllable

hendecasyllabic (hɛnˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hendecasyllable

C18: via Latin from Greek hendekasullabos
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