octosyllable

noun

oc·​to·​syl·​la·​ble ˈäk-tə-ˌsi-lə-bəl How to pronounce octosyllable (audio)
ˌäk-tə-ˈsi-
: a word or line of eight syllables

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of octosyllable was circa 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Octosyllable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octosyllable. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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