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decasyllabic

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adjective deca·syl·lab·ic \ˌde-kə-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of decasyllabic

  1. :  consisting of 10 syllables or composed of verses of 10 syllables

decasyllabic noun
decasyllable play \ˈde-kə-ˌsi-lə-bəl, ˌde-kə-ˈ\ noun


Origin of decasyllabic

probably from French décasyllabique, from Greek dekasyllabos, from deka- deca- + syllabē syllable


First Known Use: 1771


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