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octameter

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noun oc·tam·e·ter \äk-ˈta-mə-tər\

Definition of octameter

  1. :  a line of verse consisting of eight metrical feet



Origin and Etymology 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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