[[t]ˈdɛk əˌsɪl ə bəl[/t]] n.
a word or line of verse of ten syllables
Etymology: 1830–40 dec`a•syl•lab′ic -sɪˈlæb ɪk adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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