hendecasyllabic


hen·deca·syl·lab·ic

adjective \(ˌ)hen-ˌde-kə-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of HENDECASYLLABIC

:  consisting of 11 syllables or composed of verses of 11 syllables
hendecasyllabic noun
hen·deca·syl·la·ble \hen-ˈde-kə-ˌsi-lə-bəl, (ˌ)hen-ˌde-kə-ˈ\ noun

Origin of HENDECASYLLABIC

Latin hendecasyllabus, from Greek hendeka eleven (from hen-, heis one + deka ten) + syllabē syllable — more at same, ten
First Known Use: circa 1751

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