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octameter

[ok-tam-i-ter] /ɒkˈtæm ɪ tər/ Prosody
adjective
1.
consisting of eight measures or feet.
noun
2.
Also, octometer. an octameter verse.
Origin of octameter
1840-1850
1840-50; < Late Latin < Greek oktámetros (adj.), equivalent to okta- octa- + métr(on) -meter + -os adj. suffix
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octameter

/ɒkˈtæmɪtə/
noun
1.
(prosody) a verse line consisting of eight metrical feet
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