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- n. A word comprising four syllables.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word consisting of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word consisting of four syllables.
Formed from tetra- ("four") + syllable; compare Ancient Greek τετρασύλλαβος (tetrasullabos, "of four syllables"). (Wiktionary)
Each line ends with a trisyllable or a tetrasyllable, with dissyllabic rhyme running through the quatrain.
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