trisyllabic

adjective
tri·​syl·​lab·​ic | \ ˌtrī-sə-ˈla-bik How to pronounce trisyllabic (audio) \

Definition of trisyllabic

: having three syllables a trisyllabic word

First Known Use of trisyllabic

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trisyllabic

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

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The first known use of trisyllabic was circa 1637

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“Trisyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trisyllabic. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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