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hendecasyllabic

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adjective hen·deca·syl·lab·ic \(ˌ)hen-ˌde-kə-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of hendecasyllabic

  1. :  consisting of 11 syllables or composed of verses of 11 syllables

hendecasyllabic noun
hendecasyllable play \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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