sdrucciola

adjective

sdruc·​cio·​la
ˈzdrüchəˌlä
: being or exhibiting triple rhyme in which the last accent falls on the antepenultimate syllable (as in femina, semina)

Word History

Etymology

Italian, feminine of sdrucciolo slipping, sliding, having the accent on the antepenult, from sdrucciolare to slip, slide

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“Sdrucciola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sdrucciola. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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