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adjective: Having eleven syllables.
[From Latin hendecasyllabus, from Greek hendekasyllabos, from hendeca- (eleven), from hen, neuter of heis (one) + deka (ten), + syllabic.]
Read Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Hendecasyllabics.
"There are those long, elaborate, beautifully balanced sentences, with
their trailing clusters of dependent clauses, frequently so arranged
as to reproduce the characteristic hendecasyllabic rhythms of Italian
"If he were alive today, the great Roman poet, Catullus, master of the
hendecasyllabic metre, would likely be front and centre in the savage
war on words and the importance of hourly grammar drills in the Alberta
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)