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Having or written in lines that have eight syllables.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His most powerful satirical weapon is his style, the deliberately cumbersome octosyllabic metre and comic rhymes.’
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