Definition of Decasyllabic

1. Adjective. Having or characterized by or consisting of ten syllables.

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Definition of Decasyllabic

1. a. Having, or consisting of, ten syllables.

Definition of Decasyllabic

1. Adjective. Having ten syllables ¹

2. Adjective. Composed of decasyllables ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decasyllabic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decasyllabic

decards
decare
decares
decasecond
decaseconds
decastere
decasteres
decastich
decastichs
decastyle
decastyles
decasualization
decasulfide
decasulfides
decasulphide
decasyllabic (current term)
decasyllabics
decasyllable
decasyllables
decatenation
decatenatory
decatetraene
decatetraenes
decathlete
decathletes
decathlon
decathlons
decatoic
decatriene
decatrienes

Literary usage of Decasyllabic

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1. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"Though not absolutely the first to write in the decasyllabic quatrain with alternate rhymes, Davies certainly employs the metre with finer skill and ..."

2. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"... —decasyllabic couplets—The Songs—Note on The Passionate Pilgrim, etc. IT is perhaps desirable, though some pains were taken to make the point clear ..."

3. A History of French Versification by Leon Emile Kastner (1903)
"THE decasyllabic LINE. The next oldest line is that of ten syllables, which occurs for the first time in the Vie de Saint-Alexis, composed in the second ..."

4. A History of English Literature by William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe (1907)
"... verse—Sir Thomas Wyatt—His metrical Innovations—Earl of Surrey—His use of decasyllabic blank verse. THE early Tudor kings, Henry VII. and Henry VIII., ..."

5. A History of English Literature by William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe (1907)
"... verse—Sir Thomas Wyatt—His metrical innovations—Earl of Surrey—His use of decasyllabic blank verse. THE early Tudor kings, Henry VII. and Henry VIII., ..."

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