decasyllabic

adjective
deca·​syl·​lab·​ic | \ ˌde-kə-sə-ˈla-bik How to pronounce decasyllabic (audio) \

Definition of decasyllabic

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

Other Words from decasyllabic

decasyllabic noun
decasyllable \ ˈde-​kə-​ˌsi-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce decasyllable (audio) , ˌde-​kə-​ˈsi-​ \ noun

First Known Use of decasyllabic

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decasyllabic

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

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“Decasyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decasyllabic. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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