Definitions for octameterɒkˈtæm ɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•tam•e•terɒkˈtæm ɪ tər(adj.)

  1. consisting of eight measures or feet.

    Category: Prosody

  2. (n.)an octameter verse.

    Category: Prosody

Origin of octameter:

1840–50; < LL < Gk oktámetros

Princeton's WordNet

  1. octameter(noun)

    a verse line having eight metrical feet


  1. octameter(Noun)

    A line of verse containing eight metrical feet


  1. Octameter

    Octameter in poetry is a line of eight metrical feet. It is not very common in English verse. E.g.: - Trochaic Dactylic


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