1. having or characterized by or consisting of eight syllables
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How To Use octosyllabic In A Sentence

  • The narrative is in octosyllabic couplets until the fox gets busy and then it becomes mere fluid. The Times Literary Supplement
  • His most powerful satirical weapon is his style, the deliberately cumbersome octosyllabic metre and comic rhymes.
  • Skelton used the octosyllabic metre, and a rough manner which was to be paralleled in later times by Butler in Hudibras, and by Swift.
  • The middle of the poem tells the story of the cat's life in seven lines that condense narrative into the shortest of phrases and the most event-filled octosyllabic lines.
  • He spoke in the octosyllabic verse of the Confessio.
  • By definition, it is a poem with an unlimited number of octosyllabic verses and assonant rhyme in even-numbered verses.
  • But it is the visual cleverness, narrative assurance and, of course, the octosyllabic verse that astounds. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Cautionary Tales are in iambic octosyllabic couplets and can run to fifty lines or so.
  • The chief of the romances concerning him are the great French Roman d' Alexandre of the 12th century, of some 20,000 alexandrines, and the English King Alisaunder of the early 14th century, 8,000 octosyllabic verses.
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