hendecasyllable

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

a word or line of verse of 11 syllables.

Nearby words

  1. hencoop,
  2. hendeca-,
  3. hendecagon,
  4. hendecahedron,
  5. hendecasyllabic,
  6. henderson,
  7. henderson, arthur,
  8. henderson, fletcher,
  9. hendersonula toruloidea,
  10. hendersonville

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 Formshendecasyllabic (hɛnˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hendecasyllable

C18: via Latin from Greek hendekasullabos

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