dec|a|syl|la|ble


dec|a|syl|la|ble
dec|a|syl|la|ble «DEHK uh SIHL uh buhl», noun.
a line of poetry having ten syllables.

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  • do|dec|a|syl|la|ble — «DOH deh kuh SIHL uh buhl», noun. a verse or a word of 12 syllables. ╂[< Greek d twelve + English syllable] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen|dec|a|syl|la|ble — «HEHN dehk uh SIHL uh buhl», noun. a metrical line of eleven syllables. ╂[< Latin hendecasyllabus < Greek hendekasýllabos; influenced by English syllable] …   Useful english dictionary

  • syl|la|ble — «SIHL uh buhl», noun, verb, bled, bling. –n. 1. a word or part of a word pronounced as a unit, usually consisting of a vowel alone or a vowel with one or more consonants. A mer i can and Al a bam a are words of four syllables. Do, this, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dec|a|syl|lab|ic — «DEHK uh suh LAB ihk», adjective, noun. –adj. having ten syllables: »a decasyllabic line of poetry. –n. = decasyllable. (Cf. ↑decasyllable) …   Useful english dictionary

  • syl·la·ble — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mon|o|syl|la|ble — «MON uh SIHL uh buhl», noun. a word of one syllable. Yes and no, man and child are monosyllables …   Useful english dictionary

  • oc|to|syl|la|ble — «OK tuh SIHL uh buhl, OK tuh SIHL », noun, adjective. –n. 1. a line of verse having eight syllables. 2. a word having eight syllables. –adj. = octosyllabic. (Cf. ↑octosyllabic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pen|ta|syl|la|ble — «PEHN tuh SIHL uh buhl», noun. a word of five syllables …   Useful english dictionary

  • plu|ri|syl|la|ble — «PLUR uh SIHL uh buhl», noun. a word of more than one syllable …   Useful english dictionary

  • pol|y|syl|la|ble — «POL ee SIHL uh buhl», noun. a word of more than three syllables. Politician and possibility are polysyllables. ╂[adaptation of Medieval Latin polysyllaba (vox) many syllabled (word), feminine of polysyllabus < Greek polysýllabos < polýs… …   Useful english dictionary


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