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Decameron Syllabification: De·cam·er·on
Pronunciation: /diˈkamərən/ /-ˌrän/

Definition of Decameron in English:

A work by Boccaccio, written between 1348 and 1358, containing a hundred tales supposedly told in ten days by a party of ten young people who had fled from the Black Death in Florence. The work was influential on later writers such as Chaucer and Shakespeare.

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