disyllable

noun
di·​syl·​la·​ble | \ ˈdī-ˌsi-lə-bəl How to pronounce disyllable (audio) , (ˌ)dī-ˈsi-; ˈdi-ˌsi- How to pronounce disyllable (audio) , (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsi- \
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Definition of disyllable

: a linguistic form consisting of two syllables

Other Words from disyllable

disyllabic \ ˌdī-​sə-​ˈla-​bik How to pronounce disyllable (audio) , ˌdi(s)-​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of disyllable

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disyllable

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

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“Disyllable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disyllable. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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