Definition of Octosyllable

1. Noun. A verse line having eight syllables or a poem of octosyllabic lines.

Generic synonyms: Verse, Verse Line
Derivative terms: Octosyllabic



Definition of Octosyllable

1. a. Octosyllabic.

2. n. A word of eight syllables.

Definition of Octosyllable

1. Noun. (poetry) line of verse with eight syllables ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Octosyllable

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Octosyllable

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

Literary usage of Octosyllable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chapters on the Metric of the Chaucerian Tradition by Albert Harp Licklider (1910)
"ORGANIC DIFFERENCE BETWEEN octosyllable AND ... and that the octosyllable has usually kept its serene, prose-accented way, free from the phenomena that ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... which being intended to ridicule the vulgar romances, seems to have been purposely written in their favourite metre. In the third, or octosyllable ..."

3. Chapters on the Metric of the Chaucerian Tradition by Albert Harp Licklider (1910)
"ORGANIC DIFFERENCE BETWEEN octosyllable AND ... and that the octosyllable has usually kept its serene, prose-accented way, free from the phenomena that ..."

4. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... which being intended to ridicule the vulgar romances, seems to have been purposely written in their favourite metre. In the third, or octosyllable ..."

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