Definition of octameter in English:


Line breaks: oc|tam¦eter
Pronunciation: /ɒkˈtamɪtə


  • A line of verse consisting of eight metrical feet.
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    • Really the only difference is that the terms have been Carrollised and the verse is in octameter instead of pentameter.
    • It is one of the few poems in English to be written in octameter: sixteen-syllable, or eight-stress, lines.

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