octosyllabic

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

Definition of octosyllabic

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

octosyllabic

noun

Origin and Etymology of octosyllabic

Late Latin octosyllabus, from Greek oktasyllabos, from okta- octa- + syllabē syllable


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