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

or less commonly

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

Origin and Etymology of disyllable

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


First Known Use: 1589

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