trisyllabic

adjective

tri·​syl·​lab·​ic ˌtrī-sə-ˈla-bik How to pronounce trisyllabic (audio)
: having three syllables
a trisyllabic word

Word History

Etymology

Latin trisyllabus, from Greek trisyllabos, from tri- + syllabē syllable

First Known Use

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trisyllabic was circa 1637

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Cite this Entry

“Trisyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trisyllabic. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

trisyllabic

adjective
tri·​syl·​lab·​ic ˌtrī-sə-ˈlab-ik How to pronounce trisyllabic (audio)
: having three syllables
trisyllable
ˈtrī-ˌsil-ə-bəl
(ˈ)trī-ˈsil-
noun
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