octameter

octameter

[ok-tam-i-ter] Prosody.
adjective
1.
consisting of eight measures or feet.
noun
2.
Also, octometer. an octameter verse.

Origin:
1840–50; < Late Latin < Greek oktámetros (adj.), equivalent to okta- octa- + métr(on) -meter + -os adj. suffix

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octameter (ɒkˈtæmɪtə)
 
n
prosody a verse line consisting of eight metrical feet

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