- consisting of or pertaining to eight syllables.
- an octosyllable.
Origin of octosyllabic
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Examples from the Web for octosyllabic
Green's poems, written in octosyllabic metre, were published after his death.The Age of Pope
Romances, properly so called, are composed of octosyllabic verses.Legends, Tales and Poems
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Songs and important speeches are in quatrains of octosyllabic lines, the first and last rhyming, and the second and third.
To them enters a chasqui, or messenger, who describes the result of Rumi-naui's treachery in octosyllabic quatrains.
His chief work is his translation of Virgil's Æneid in the octosyllabic metre of Scott (1861-68).A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
John W. Cousin