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imparisyllabic

[im-par-uh-si-lab-ik]
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adjective
  1. (of a noun) not composed of the same number of syllables in all of its inflected forms, as Latin corpus, corporis.

Origin of imparisyllabic

First recorded in 1720–30; impar + -i- + syllabic
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Examples from the Web for imparisyllabic

Historical Examples

  • I give, for simplicity, the nominative, adding the stem in the case of imparisyllabic words.

    The Romance of Words (4th ed.)

    Ernest Weekley


British Dictionary definitions for imparisyllabic

imparisyllabic

adjective
  1. (of a noun or verb in inflected languages) having inflected forms with different numbers of syllablesCompare parisyllabic
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