octosyllable

octosyllable

[ok-tuh-sil-uh-buhl]
noun
a word or line of verse of eight syllables.

Origin:
1765–75; part translation of Late Latin octōsyllabus; see octosyllabic, syllable

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octosyllable (ˈɒktəˌsɪləbəl)
 
n
1.  a line of verse composed of eight syllables
2.  a word of eight syllables
 
octosyllabic
 
adj

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