n. word or verse line of twelve syllables.
   ♦ dodecasyllabic, a.

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  • Dodecasyllable — verse (Italian: dodecasillabo) is a line of verse with twelve syllables. 12 syllable lines are used in a variety of poetic traditions, including Italian and French poetry, and in poetry of the Southern Slavs (the most famous example being Marko… …   Wikipedia

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  • dodecasyllable — /doh dek euh sil euh beuhl, doh dek /, n. a word or line of verse containing 12 syllables. [1745 55; DODECA + SYLLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dodecasyllable — noun A word consisting of twelve syllables See Also: dodecasyllabic …   Wiktionary

  • dodecasyllable — do·dec·a syl·la·ble || ‚dəʊdekÉ™ sɪlÉ™bl n. word composed of twelve syllables; line of verse composed of twelve syllables …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dodecasyllable — do·deca·syllable …   English syllables

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  • dodecasyllabic — (|)dō|dekə+ adjective Etymology: dodeca + syllabic 1. : having or composed of 12 syllables 2. : of or related to a dodecasyllable * * * /doh dek euh si lab ik, doh dek /, adj. 1. consisting of or pertaining to 12 syllables. n. 2. a dodecasyllable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alexandrine — An alexandrine is a line of poetic meter comprising 12 syllables. Alexandrines are common in the German literature of the Baroque period and in French poetry of the early modern and modern periods. Drama in English often used alexandrines before… …   Wikipedia

  • Jovan Dučić — (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Дучић ) (1871 1943) was a famous Serbian poet, writer and diplomat. The exact date of Dučić s date of birth is still undetermined; it is variously said to have been on February 17 (or February 5 according to the Julian… …   Wikipedia

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