Definition of decasyllable in English:


Line breaks: deca|syl¦lable
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkəˌsɪləb(ə)l


  • A metrical line of ten syllables.
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    • 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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