three-syllable law

noun

Definition of three-syllable law

: a statement in grammar: in some languages (as Latin) the primary accent is limited to one of the last three syllables of a word

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“Three-syllable law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-syllable%20law. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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