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disyllable Line breaks: di|syl¦lable
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈsɪləb(ə)l/
(also dissyllable dɪˈsɪləb(ə)l)

Definition of disyllable in English:


A word or metrical foot consisting of two syllables.
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'.

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