Dictionary

disyllable

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

Definition of DISYLLABLE

:  a linguistic form consisting of two syllables
di·syl·lab·ic \ˌdī-sə-ˈla-bik, ˌdi(s)-sə-\ adjective

Variants of DISYLLABLE

di·syl·la·ble also dis·syl·la·ble \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ditPrevious Word in the Dictionary: disyllabizeAll Words Near: disyllable
May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears