adjective tri·se·mic \(ˈ)trī¦sēmik\
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Definition of trisemic

  1. :  consisting of or equal in duration to three morae a trisemic syllable

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Origin and Etymology of trisemic

trisemic from Greek trisēmos of three time units (from tri- three + -sēmos, from sēmeion unit of time, mark, sign, from sēma sign) + English -ic; triseme from Greek trisēmos — more at tri-, semantics

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