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heptasyllable

[ hep-tuh-sil-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈhɛp təˌsɪl ə bəl /
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noun
a word or line of verse of seven syllables.
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Origin of heptasyllable

First recorded in 1750–60; hepta- + syllable

OTHER WORDS FROM heptasyllable

hep·ta·syl·lab·ic [hep-tuh-si-lab-ik], /ˌhɛp tə sɪˈlæb ɪk/, adjective, noun
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