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decasyllabic

decasyllabic

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

Definition of DECASYLLABIC

:  consisting of 10 syllables or composed of verses of 10 syllables
decasyllabic noun
deca·syl·la·ble \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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