triliteral

adjective
tri·​lit·​er·​al | \(ˌ)trī-ˈli-t(ə-)rəl \

Definition of triliteral 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: consisting of three letters and especially of three consonants triliteral roots in Semitic languages

triliteral

noun

Definition of triliteral (Entry 2 of 2)

: a root or word that is triliteral

Other Words from triliteral

Adjective

triliteralism \(ˌ)trī-​ˈli-​t(ə-​)rə-​ˌli-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of triliteral

Adjective

1751, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triliteral

Adjective

tri- + Latin littera letter

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Dictionary Entries near triliteral

trilineate

trilingual

Trilisa

triliteral

triliterality

trilithon

trill

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