Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A word with two syllables.

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  • noun A word comprising two syllables.

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  • noun a word having two syllables

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Examples

  • The six-letter disyllable comes from the verb "gaver" (to stuff).

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The six-letter disyllable comes from the verb "gaver" (to stuff).

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The six-letter disyllable comes from the verb "gaver" (to stuff).

    gaver - French Word-A-Day

  • The six-letter disyllable comes from the verb "gaver" to stuff.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The six-letter disyllable comes from the verb "gaver" to stuff.

    gaver - French Word-A-Day

  • = The word is metrically suited to the second half of the pentameter, before the disyllable: compare Tib I ii 70 & II iii 52,

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • _Nec (non) meminisse_ is metrically useful for filling the second hemistich of the pentameter up to the disyllable; so used at vi 50 'arguat ingratum non meminisse sui', _Tr_

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Every pentameter of the amatory poems and the first fifteen _Heroides_ ends in a disyllable.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = The same phrase in the same position (leaving space for the disyllable) at _EP_ III iii 26 'et coit astrictis _barbarus

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • It is particularly frequent in the latter half of the pentameter, immediately before the disyllable: compare, from many instances, _AA_ III 431-32 '_ire_ solutis/crinibus et fletus non

    The Last Poems of Ovid

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