octosyllabic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin octosyllabus, from Greek oktasyllabos, from okta- octa- + syllabē syllable Date: circa 1771 1. consisting of eight syllables 2. composed of verses of eight syllables • octosyllabic noun

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  • Octosyllabic — Oc to*syl*lab ic, Octosyllabical Oc to*syl*lab ic*al, a. [L. octosyllabus. See {Octo }, and {Syllable}.] Consisting of or containing eight syllables. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octosyllabic — [äk΄tō si lab′ik, äk΄təsi lab′ik] adj. 1. containing eight syllables, as a line of verse 2. containing lines of eight syllables …   English World dictionary

  • octosyllabic — adj. & n. adj. having eight syllables. n. an octosyllabic verse. Etymology: LL octosyllabus (as OCTO , SYLLABLE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • octosyllabic — /ok toh si lab ik/, adj. 1. consisting of or pertaining to eight syllables. n. 2. an octosyllable. [1765 75; < LL octosyllab(us) ( < Gk, equiv. to okto OCTO + syllabos SYLLABIC) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • octosyllabic — adjective Containing eight syllables See Also: octosyllable …   Wiktionary

  • octosyllabic — oc·to·syl·lab·ic || ‚ɑktəʊsɪ læbɪk /‚ɒk n. having eight syllables adj. having eight syllables …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octosyllabic — oc·to·syllabic …   English syllables

  • octosyllabic — oc•to•syl•lab•ic [[t]ˌɒk toʊ sɪˈlæb ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pro consisting of or pertaining to eight syllables 2) pro an octosyllable • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Octosyllabical — Octosyllabic Oc to*syl*lab ic, Octosyllabical Oc to*syl*lab ic*al, a. [L. octosyllabus. See {Octo }, and {Syllable}.] Consisting of or containing eight syllables. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medieval French literature — French and Francophone literature French literature By category French language French literary history Medieval …   Wikipedia

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