1. having or characterized by or consisting of ten syllables
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How To Use decasyllabic In A Sentence

  • The classical hendecasyllabic meter chosen for this lyric melodiously prompts us to seek ancient mythic analogues.
  • Sharon and the maids of Salem, and a prophecy that roses shall deck the entire country of Syria, and a speedy reign of peace be established — all in undeniably decasyllabic lines, and the queerest aping of sense and sentiment and poetry. The History of Pendennis
  • Yes, at some point in my past, I decided to note the number of syllables you'd use for the word "Canterbury" in order to make the verse come out "properly" decasyllabic. Archive 2008-06-01
  • The alternation of this decasyllabic rhythm with the ordinary hendecasyllable is studiously artistic; I have retained it throughout. Poems and Fragments
  • I then decided to translate the whole of Gambara's poem, from hendecasyllabic line to line as closely as clear English allows - that is I began with Dryden's method of metaphrase.
  • Yeah, it LOOKS iambic pentameter to me, too, but real medievalist verse types will tell you that it's not; it's something something decasyllabic verse. Archive 2008-06-01
  • Debbie has some fine Augustan echoes: rolling decasyllabic lines though with impish breaks that propel semantic leaps, as in the first few lines! Erin Moure reads Lisa Robertson
  • In Catullus, he sets himself a new and fascinating challenge: he tries to imitate in English all Catullus's meters - sapphics, hendecasyllabics, iambics, choliambics, even galliambics.
  • In the decasyllabic line the cesura generally followed the fourth, but sometimes the sixth, tonic syllable.] A History of French Literature Short Histories of the Literatures of the World: II.
  • During his brief but turbulent life, he wrote some thirty lyric poems, as well as several in the decasyllabic tradition.
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