Octosyllable
Octosyllable \Oc"to*syl`la*ble\, n. A word of eight syllables. [1913 Webster]

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  • Octosyllable — Oc to*syl la*ble, a. Octosyllabic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octosyllable — [äk′tō sil΄ə bəl, äk′təsil΄ə bəl] n. a word or a line of verse having eight syllables adj. OCTOSYLLABIC …   English World dictionary

  • Octosyllable — The octosyllable or octosyllabic verse is a line of verse with eight syllables. It is equivalent to tetrameter verse in iambs or trochees[1] in languages with a stress accent. It is often used in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese poetry.… …   Wikipedia

  • octosyllable — noun Date: circa 1846 a word or line of eight syllables …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • octosyllable — /ok teuh sil euh beuhl/, n. a word or line of verse of eight syllables. [1765 75; part trans. of LL octosyllabus; see OCTOSYLLABIC, SYLLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • octosyllable — noun line of verse with eight syllables See Also: octosyllabic …   Wiktionary

  • octosyllable — noun a word or line of verse with eight syllables. Derivatives octosyllabic adjective &noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • octosyllable — oc·to·syllable …   English syllables

  • octosyllable — oc•to•syl•la•ble [[t]ˈɒk təˌsɪl ə bəl[/t]] n. pro a word or line of verse of eight syllables • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • octosyllable — /ˈɒktoʊˌsɪləbəl/ (say oktoh.siluhbuhl) noun a word or a line of verse of eight syllables. –octosyllabic /ˌɒktoʊsəˈlæbɪk/ (say .oktohsuh labik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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