Definition of Pentasyllabic

1. Adjective. Having or characterized by or consisting of five syllables.

Similar to: Syllabic



Definition of Pentasyllabic

1. Adjective. Having five syllables. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentasyllabic

pentasil
pentasiloxane
pentasiloxanes
pentastich
pentastichous
pentastichs
pentastomiasis
pentastomid
pentastomida
pentastyle
pentasulfide
pentasulfides
pentasulphide
pentasulphides
pentasyllabic (current term)
pentateuchal
pentathionic
pentathionic acid
pentathiophene
pentathlete
pentathletes
pentathlon
pentathlons
pentatomic
pentatonic
pentatonic scale
pentatonic scales
pentatriacontane
pentatriacontanoic

Literary usage of Pentasyllabic

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1. Primitive & Mediaeval Japanese Texts by Frederick Victor Dickins (1906)
"Almost all the lays consist of alternate pentasyllabic and ... except that in the latter the verses were not alternating, but all pentasyllabic or all ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Oniy, when St. Ephrem composed hymns in the same pentasyllabic metre and had them sung to the same tunes as the psalms of ..."

3. A Spanish Anthology: A Collection of Lyrics from the Thirteenth Century Down by Jeremiah Denis Matthias Ford (1901)
"This is a five-syllabled (pentasyllabic) une of dactyls, in which it is required that the first and fourth syllables be accented, and that the second and ..."

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