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  1. dodecasyllable(Noun)

    A word consisting of twelve syllables

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  1. Dodecasyllable(noun)

    a word consisting of twelve syllables


  1. Dodecasyllable

    Dodecasyllable verse is a line of verse with twelve syllables. 12 syllable lines are used in a variety of poetic traditions. Jacob of Serugh, a Monophysite Bishop of Batnan da-Srugh, also called 'Flute of the Spirit' who composed in the dodecasyllabic verse more than seven-hundred verse homilies, or mêmrê, of which only 225 have thus far been edited and published. It is also used in Italian and French poetry, and in poetry of the Southern Slavs. In an Anglo-Saxon and French context, the dodecasyllable is generally called the "alexandrine", after the French equivalent.

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