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octameter

noun oc·tam·e·ter \äk-ˈta-mə-tər\

Definition of OCTAMETER

:  a line of verse consisting of eight metrical feet

Origin of OCTAMETER

Late Latin, having eight feet, from Late Greek oktametros, from okta- + metron measure — more at measure
First Known Use: 1889

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