Definition of Octosyllabic

1. Adjective. Having or characterized by or consisting of eight syllables.

Similar to: Syllabic
Derivative terms: Octosyllable



Definition of Octosyllabic

1. a. Consisting of or containing eight syllables.

Definition of Octosyllabic

1. Adjective. Containing eight syllables ¹

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Definition of Octosyllabic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octosyllabic

octopuses
octopush
octopuslike
octopussies
octopyranose
octopyranoses
octoradiated
octoroon
octoroons
octose
octoses
octostichous
octostyle
octosyllabic (current term)
octosyllabical
octosyllabics
octosyllable
octosyllables
octothorn
octothorns
octothorp
octothorpe
octothorpes
octothorps
octoword
octoxide
octoxides

Literary usage of Octosyllabic

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1. A History of French Versification by Leon Emile Kastner (1903)
"I. THE octosyllabic LINE. This measure which was very frequently used in Old ... Subsequently the octosyllabic line became the metre of all OF narrative ..."

2. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"octosyllabic TRIPLETS. § 666. Four measures, xa, \yith three rhymes regularly in succession. A still, small voice spake unto me: " Thou art so full of ..."

3. A Handbook of English Composition by James Morgan Hart (1895)
"The forms are the octosyllabic Verse, the Heroic Verse, the Alexandrine, the Hexameter, ... As a technical term, octosyllabic designates iambic tetrameter, ..."

4. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"Note on Translations, note—The octosyllabic group—The Sonnets— Lycidas—Originality of its form—Compared with Spenser— Analysis—Rationale of the system—The ..."

5. The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"octosyllabic TRIPLETS. § 666. Four measures, xa, with three rhymes regularly in succession. A still, small voice spake unto me : " Thou art so full of ..."

6. Sir Walter Scott: The Story of His Life by Robert Shelton Mackenzie (1871)
"—Origin of "The Border Minstrelsy." —Appointment as Sheriff. — Niebuhr mistakes the Man. — octosyllabic Metre. 1799. IT was the custom of Edinburgh lawyers, ..."

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