hendecasyllabic

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

Definition of hendecasyllabic

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

Other Words from hendecasyllabic

hendecasyllabic noun
hendecasyllable \ hen-​ˈde-​kə-​ˌsi-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce hendecasyllabic (audio) , (ˌ)hen-​ˌde-​kə-​ˈsi-​ \ noun

First Known Use of hendecasyllabic

1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hendecasyllabic

Latin hendecasyllabus, from Greek hendeka eleven (from hen-, heis one + deka ten) + syllabē syllable — more at same, ten

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“Hendecasyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hendecasyllabic. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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