variants or triseme
: consisting of or equal in duration to three morae
a trisemic syllable

Word History


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

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“Trisemic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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