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octosyllable

[ ok-tuh-sil-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈɒk təˌsɪl ə bəl /
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noun

a word or line of verse of eight syllables.

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Origin of octosyllable

1765–75; part translation of Late Latin octōsyllabus;see octosyllabic, syllable
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British Dictionary definitions for octosyllable

octosyllable
/ (ˈɒktəˌsɪləbəl) /

noun

a line of verse composed of eight syllables
a word of eight syllables
octosyllabic (ˌɒktəsɪˈlæbɪk), adjective
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