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octosyllabic

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adjective oc·to·syl·lab·ic \ˌäk-tə-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of octosyllabic

  1. 1 :  consisting of eight syllables

  2. 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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