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Definition of "octosyllabic" [oc•to•syl•lab•ic]

  • Containing eight syllables (adjective)

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Use "octosyllabic" in a sentence
  • "The usual forms of the couplet used continuously are the 4-stress or short couplet ( "octosyllabic") and the"
  • "My very dear Friend, -- I hear with wonder from Arabel of your repudiation of my word 'octosyllabic' for the two lines in your controversial poem."
  • "My very dear Friend, ” I hear with wonder from Arabel of your repudiation of my word 'octosyllabic' for the two lines in your controversial poem."