disyllable

play
noun di·syl·la·ble \ˈdī-ˌsi-lə-bəl, (ˌ)dī-ˈsil-; ˈdi-ˌsil-, (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsil-\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of disyllable

  1. :  a linguistic form consisting of two syllables

disyllabic

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

Origin and Etymology of disyllable

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

Learn More about disyllable


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up disyllable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!