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octosyllable

Line breaks: octo|syl¦lable
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktə(ʊ)ˌsɪləb(ə)l
 
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Definition of octosyllable in English:

noun

A word or line of verse with eight syllables.
Example sentences
  • Meyer's version employs a spare free verse that is very Ibsenish, even though Ibsen composed here in rhymed octosyllables!

Derivatives

octosyllabic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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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