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triliteral

[trahy-lit-er-uh l]
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adjective
  1. using or consisting of three letters.
  2. (of Semitic roots) consisting of three consonants.
noun
  1. a triliteral word or root.

Origin of triliteral

First recorded in 1745–55; tri- + literal
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triliteral

adjective
  1. having three letters
  2. (of a word root in Semitic languages) consisting of three consonants
noun
  1. a word root of three consonants
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