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  • adj. Comprising two syllables.
  • n. a word consisting of two syllables

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  • adj. having or characterized by or consisting of two syllables


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From French dissyllabique, from Latin disyllabus.


  • If all are disyllabic or trisyllabic, then there will be either 102 or 153 syllables.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • So a disyllabic wordform in Mid IE MIE of the shape *CVC.CV- should have preserved its final schwa because if it had disappeared, it might create problems with the distribution of the consonants in the remaining syllables1.

    What happened to Pre-IE's inanimate thematics?

  • However, although his actual name isn't Miltonic or especially literary, it is indeed trisyllabic with a disyllabic nickname, and Latinate, and has at least a sort of Early Modern connection.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • I once met a female scholar whose disyllabic name included the character nan 男. THE PARTICULATE RULE.

  • “New York tawk features a diphthongal aw sound,” Elster observes, “that in heavy New Yorkese sounds almost disyllabic.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Martial V shows the proportion of non-disyllabic endings at 20\% -- the shorter the poem, the more freely they are admitted.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • The reason is that some of these disyllabic prepositions are used as adverbs, and, when separated from their nouns, give one the impression that they are used as adverbs.

    How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition

  • The hieratic accent is discovered chiefly in the first half of the verse: where the natural accent of a disyllabic word is neglected and the stress falls constantly on the final syllable.


  • Partly, perhaps, as a result of her acquaintance with Italian literature, she had a marked fondness for disyllabic rhymes; and since pure rhymes of this kind are not plentiful in

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • In this first book he ends the pentameter freely with words of three, four, and five syllables; the monotony of the perpetual disyllabic termination, which afterwards became the normal usage, is hardly compensated by the increased smoothness which it gives the verse.

    Latin Literature


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