decasyllabic

[dek-uh-si-lab-ik]
adjective
having ten syllables: a decasyllabic verse.

Origin:
1765–75; deca- + syllabic; compare French décasyllabique

nondecasyllabic, adjective
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decasyllable (ˈdɛkəˌsɪləbəl)
 
n
a word or line of verse consisting of ten syllables
 
decasyllabic
 
adj

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The two remaining exceptions are composed of a series of quatrains of decasyllabic lines.
For his longer poems, he employs exclusively the decasyllabic line, arranged in stanzas of four or six.
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