Definition of decasyllable in English:

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decasyllable

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkəˌsɪləb(ə)l/

noun

A metrical line of ten syllables.
Example sentences
  • Each line of ‘I mari del Sud’ begins with a decasyllable composed of three anapestic feet.
  • The division into two quartets followed by two tercets, a consistent rhyme scheme and the decasyllable stand out as these sonnets’ most obvious formal features.
  • While most sonnets conform to the usual rules of prosody, with their decasyllables and 14 rhymed lines, there are exceptions throughout the set.

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Line breaks: deca|syl¦lable

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