adjective Etymology: probably from French décasyllabique, from Greek dekasyllabos, from deka- deca- + syllabē syllable Date: 1771 consisting of 10 syllables or composed of verses of 10 syllables • decasyllabic noundecasyllable noun

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  • Decasyllabic — Dec a*syl*lab ic, a. [Pref. deca + syllabic: cf. F. d[ e]casyllabique, d[ e]casyllable.] Having, or consisting of, ten syllables. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decasyllabic — /dek euh si lab ik/, adj. having ten syllables: a decasyllabic verse. [1765 75; DECA + SYLLABIC; cf. F décasyllabique] * * * …   Universalium

  • decasyllabic — /ˌdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk/ (say .dekuhsi labik) adjective 1. having ten syllables. –noun 2. (plural) decasyllabic verse …   Australian English dictionary

  • decasyllabic — adjective a) Having ten syllables b) Composed of decasyllables …   Wiktionary

  • decasyllabic — adj. having ten syllables …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decasyllabic — [ˌdɛkəsɪ labɪk] adjective Prosody (of a metrical line) consisting of ten syllables …   English new terms dictionary

  • decasyllabic — deca·syllabic …   English syllables

  • decasyllabic — adjective having or characterized by or consisting of ten syllables • Similar to: ↑syllabic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decasyllabic quatrain — is a term used for a poetic form in which each stanza consists of four lines of ten syllables each, usually with a rhyme scheme of AABB or ABAB. Examples of the decasyllabic quatrain in heroic couplets appear in some of the earliest texts in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Shakespeare's influence — William S. The Chandos portrait, artist and authenticity unconfirmed (National Portrait Gallery, London, currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.). Born baptised 26 April 2011rth date unknown) Stratford upon Avon,… …   Wikipedia

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