A group or stanza of eight lines; an octet: he insisted upon adding another octrain to the hymn
More example sentences
- The 16th Century Italian Mystery Play is an anonymous work, entitled Santa Uliva, whose octrains are said to preserve the ingenuous flavor of the popular poetry of the 15th century.
- It will be seen that each consists of forty lines, or five octrains.
- Next follows an octrain in which the authoress challenges the carping critic to show better work than hers.
Definition of octrain in:
- The US English dictionary