dodecasyllable

dodecasyllable

[doh-dek-uh-sil-uh-buhl, doh-dek-]
noun
a word or line of verse containing 12 syllables.

Origin:
1745–55; dodeca- + syllable

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dodecasyllable (ˌdəʊdɛkəˈsɪləbəl)
 
n
prosody a line of twelve syllables

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