pentasyllable

[ pen-tuh-sil-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌsɪl ə bəl /

noun

a word or line of verse of five syllables.

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Origin of pentasyllable

First recorded in 1810–20; penta- + syllable

OTHER WORDS FROM pentasyllable

pen·ta·syl·lab·ic [pen-tuh-si-lab-ik], /ˌpɛn tə sɪˈlæb ɪk/, adjectivepen·ta·syl·la·bism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pentasyllable

  • Adonic verse is a pentasyllable with necessary accents on the first and fourth syllables.

    Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer