octosyllable

noun
oc·​to·​syl·​la·​ble | \ ˈäk-tə-ˌsi-lə-bəl How to pronounce octosyllable (audio) , ˌäk-tə-ˈsi- \

Definition of octosyllable

: a word or line of eight syllables

First Known Use of octosyllable

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of octosyllable was circa 1846

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“Octosyllable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octosyllable. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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