Definition of octosyllabic in English:

octosyllabic

Syllabification: oc·to·syl·la·bic
Pronunciation: /ˌäktəsəˈlabik, ˌäktō-
 
/

adjective

  • Having or written in lines that have eight syllables.
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    • His most powerful satirical weapon is his style, the deliberately cumbersome octosyllabic metre and comic rhymes.
    • By definition, it is a poem with an unlimited number of octosyllabic verses and assonant rhyme in even-numbered verses.
    • He spoke in the octosyllabic verse of the Confessio.

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