Hendecasyllable
Hendecasyllable Hen*dec"a*syl`la*ble, n. [L. hendecasyllabus, Gr. ? eleven-syllabled; ? eleven + ? syllable: cf. F. hend['e]casyllabe.] A metrical line of eleven syllables. --J. Warton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hendecasyllable — verse (in Italian endecasillabo ) is a kind of verse used mostly in Italian poetry, defined by its having the last stress on the tenth syllable. When, as often happens, this stress falls on the penultimate syllable, the line has exactly eleven… …   Wikipedia

  • hendecasyllable — henˈdekə+ˌ , (ˌ)henˌdekə+ˈ noun Etymology: modification (influenced by syllable) of Latin hendecasyllabus, from Greek hendeka eleven + syllabē syllable more at syllable : a line of eleven syllables the hendecasyllable is the principal verse in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hendecasyllable — noun see hendecasyllabic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hendecasyllable — См. endecasìllabo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • hendecasyllable — /hen dek euh sil euh beuhl, hen dek euh sil /, n. a word or line of verse of 11 syllables. [1740 50; < L hendecasyllabus < Gk hendekasýllabos. See HENDECA , SYLLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hendecasyllable — noun /ˌhɛndɪkəˈsɪləbl,hɛnˌdɛkəˈsɪləbl/ A line, verse, or word that comprises eleven syllables. See Also: hendecasyllabic …   Wiktionary

  • hendecasyllable — n. word consisting of 11 syllables, line of verse composed of 11 syllables …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hendecasyllable — [ˌhɛndɛkə sɪləbəl] noun Prosody a line of verse containing eleven syllables. Derivatives hendecasyllabic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • hendecasyllable — hen·deca·syllable …   English syllables

  • hendecasyllable — hen•dec•a•syl•la•ble [[t]hɛnˈdɛk əˌsɪl ə bəl, ˌhɛn dɛk əˈsɪl [/t]] n. pro a word or line of verse of 11 syllables • Etymology: 1740–50; < L hendecasyllabus < Gk hendekasýllabos hen•dec a•syl•lab′ic sɪˈlæb ɪk adj. n …   From formal English to slang

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