hen-decasyllable

hendecasyllable

[hen-dek-uh-sil-uh-buhl, hen-dek-uh-sil-]
noun
a word or line of verse of 11 syllables.

Origin:
1740–50; < Latin hendecasyllabus < Greek hendekasýllabos. See hendeca-, syllable

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hendecasyllable (ˈhɛndɛkəˌsɪləbəl)
 
n
prosody a verse line of 11 syllables
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek hendekasullabos]
 
hendecasyllabic
 
adj

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