hendecasyllabic definition

  • adjective:
    • Containing 11 syllables.
    • Having eleven syllables.
    • related to a line of eleven syllables.
  • noun:
    • A verse of 11 syllables.
    • A word or type of eleven syllables.
    • In prosody, a line or colon (series) consisting of eleven syllables. In ancient metrics the name is especially given to certain frequent logaœdic meters, namely: the alcaic hendecasyllabic , the Phalæcean hendecasyllabic , and the Sapphic hendecasyllabic . This last in the form is the Pindaric hendecasyllabic. An Archilochian hendecasyllabic is an iambic trimeter catalectic . An example of Phalæcean hendecasyllabics in English is
  • others:
    • comprising eleven syllables: because, a hendecasyllabic line or verse.

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