octosyllabic


oc·to·syl·lab·ic

adjective \ˌäk-tə-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of OCTOSYLLABIC

1
:  consisting of eight syllables
2
:  composed of verses of eight syllables
octosyllabic noun

Origin of OCTOSYLLABIC

Late Latin octosyllabus, from Greek oktasyllabos, from okta- octa- + syllabē syllable
First Known Use: circa 1771

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