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trisyllable

Syllabification: tri·syl·la·ble
Pronunciation: /trīˈsiləbəl
 
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Definition of trisyllable in English:

noun

A word or metrical foot of three syllables.
Example sentences
  • A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.
  • The signal of the middle syllable of each trisyllable pronunciation is then extracted to make a synthesis unit.
  • Exercises involving spondees and trisyllables in isolation and in simple sentences, as well as picture-based sentence identification exercises are included.

Derivatives

trisyllabic

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Pronunciation: /ˌtrīsəˈlabik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Resolutely accentualist in his outlook, he argued in a series of ‘Letters,’ that trisyllabic feet, whether dactylic or anapaestic, are fully congenial to English, ‘in spite of the Antijacobin’.
  • A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.
  • Treeswifts calls have been described as a squeal, with a few syllables grouped together to form a disyllabic or trisyllabic call.

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