from The Century Dictionary.
- Consisting of two syllables only: as, a dissyllabic foot in poetry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Consisting of two syllables only.
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- adjective Archaic form of
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The foregoing are called dissyllabic meters; but the trisyllabic measures have the same names according to the number of feet.
Its metre is _ae freslige_ -- seven-syllable lines in a quatrain, rhyming _abab_: _a_ being trisyllabic, _b_ dissyllabic rhymes.
To our ear it is quite out of the question; and, moreover, we affirm that in dissyllabic (which we, for want of a better name, call iambic and trochaic) measures the omission of a half-foot is an impossibility, and all the more so when, as in this case, the preceding syllable is strongly accented.
Anastrophe occurs chiefly with dissyllabic prepositions.
I have never heard any answer suggested to Sir Hilary's dissyllabic prayer.
Moreover, there are in the language so many dissyllabic words of trochaic movement that the resulting frequent coincidence of word and foot tends to produce monotony.
The wrenching of accent for metrical purposes, moreover, is not confined to the dissyllabic words which show the simple recession of accent.
Four lines, in _Locksley Hall_ rhythm, with a dissyllabic rhyme running through the quatrain.
These four movements are variously named: the first two are called _falling_, the second two _rising_; 1a and 2a are called _duple_ or _dissyllabic_, 1b and 2b _triple_ or _trisyllabic_; 1a is called
Each line ends with a trisyllable or a tetrasyllable, with dissyllabic rhyme running through the quatrain.