octosyllabic

adjective
oc·​to·​syl·​lab·​ic | \ ˌäk-tə-sə-ˈla-bik How to pronounce octosyllabic (audio) \

Definition of octosyllabic

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

Other Words from octosyllabic

octosyllabic noun

First Known Use of octosyllabic

circa 1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for octosyllabic

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

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The first known use of octosyllabic was circa 1771

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“Octosyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octosyllabic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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