follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

dodecasyllable

[doh-dek-uh-sil-uh-buh l, doh-dek-] /doʊˌdɛk əˈsɪl ə bəl, ˌdoʊ dɛk-/
noun
1.
a word or line of verse containing 12 syllables.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; dodeca- + syllable
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for dodecasyllable

dodecasyllable

/ˌdəʊdɛkəˈsɪləbəl/
noun
1.
(prosody) a line of twelve syllables
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dodecasyllable

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dodecasyllable

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dodecasyllable