(also dissyllable /dɪˈsɪləb(ə)l/)
A word or metrical foot consisting of two syllables.
More example sentences
- A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.
- The call, sometimes preceded by a single note, was a repeated series of disyllables, the second syllable stressed.
- Note that this is exponentially worse than the Manning Henkel problem, since there are not two but four dissyllables to conjure with.
late 16th century: alteration (influenced by syllable) of French disyllabe, via Latin from Greek disullabos 'of two syllables', from di- 'two' + sullabē 'syllable'.
Definition of disyllable in:
- The US English dictionary