Definition of octosyllabic
1 : consisting of eight syllables
2 : composed of verses of eight syllables
Origin and Etymology of octosyllabic
Late Latin octosyllabus, from Greek oktasyllabos, from okta- octa- + syllabē syllable
First Known Use: circa 1771See Words from the same year
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