hendecasyllable

[hen-dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l, hen-dek-uh-sil-]

Origin of hendecasyllable

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

noun
  1. prosody a verse line of 11 syllables
Derived Formshendecasyllabic (hɛnˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hendecasyllable

C18: via Latin from Greek hendekasullabos
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