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octosyllable

[ok-tuh-sil-uh-buh l] /ˈɒk təˌsɪl ə bəl/
noun
1.
a word or line of verse of eight syllables.
Origin of octosyllable
1765-1775
1765-75; part translation of Late Latin octōsyllabus; see octosyllabic, syllable
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British Dictionary definitions for octosyllable

octosyllable

/ˈɒktəˌsɪləbəl/
noun
1.
a line of verse composed of eight syllables
2.
a word of eight syllables
Derived Forms
octosyllabic (ˌɒktəsɪˈlæbɪk) adjective
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