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trisyllabic

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adjective tri·syl·lab·ic \ˌtrī-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of trisyllabic

  1. :  having three syllables <a trisyllabic word>



Origin and Etymology of trisyllabic

Latin trisyllabus, from Greek trisyllabos, from tri- + syllabē syllable


First Known Use: circa 1637


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