octosyllabic

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octo- +‎ syllabic

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octosyllabic (not comparable)

  1. Containing eight syllables
    • 1872, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poetry and Imagination
      If you hum or whistle the rhythm of the common English metres,— of the decasyllabic quatrain, or the octosyllabic with alternate sexisyllabic, or other rhythms, []

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