octosyllabic

[ ok-toh-si-lab-ik ]
/ ˌɒk toʊ sɪˈlæb ɪk /

adjective

consisting of or pertaining to eight syllables.

noun

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
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earnest

Origin of octosyllabic

1765–75; < Late Latin octōsyllab(us) (< Greek, equivalent to oktō- octo- + -syllabos syllabic) + -ic

Words nearby octosyllabic

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