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disyllable

noun di·syl·la·ble \ˈdī-ˌsi-lə-bəl, (ˌ)dī-ˈsil-; ˈdi-ˌsil-, (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsil-\

Definition of disyllable

  1. :  a linguistic form consisting of two syllables

disyllabic play \ˌdī-sə-ˈla-bik, ˌdi(s)-sə-\ adjective


Variants of disyllable

also dissyllable \ˈdī-ˌsi-lə-bəl, (ˌ)dī-ˈsil-; ˈdi-ˌsil-, (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsil-\

Origin of disyllable

part translation of Middle French dissilabe, from Latin disyllabus having two syllables, from Greek disyllabos, from di- + syllabē syllable


First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with disyllable


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