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octrain Line breaks: oc|train
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktreɪn/

Definition of octrain in English:


A group or stanza of eight lines; an octet: he insisted upon adding another octrain to the hymn
More example sentences
  • He had Gustave Ferrari in the role of Villon sing the first line of the octrain without echo.
  • The octrain concludes by saying that real comfort and joy come from obeying the Word.
  • Next follows an octrain in which the authoress challenges the carping critic to show better work than hers.


Early 19th century: from oct- + -rain, on the pattern of quatrain.

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