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Meaning of OCTAMETER

Pronunciation:  âk'tamitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a verse line having eight metrical feet
 

OCTAMETER is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: verse, verse line

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Oc*tam"e*ter\, n. [Cf.L. octameter in eight feet. See
{Octa-}, and {meter}.] (Pros.)
A verse containing eight feet; as,

      Deep" in|to" the | dark"ness | peer"ing, | long" I |
      stood" there | wond'"ring, | fear"ing.   --Poe.

 

 

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