adjective do·deca·se·mic \(¦)dō¦dekə¦sēmik\

Definition of dodecasemic


  1. :  comprising 12 morae a dactylic tripody is dodecasemic

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Origin and Etymology of dodecasemic

Late Latin dodecasemus (from Greek dōdekasēmos, from dōdeka- dodeca- + -sēmos, from sēma sign) + English -ic — more at semantics

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capable of being understood in two ways

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