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[dih-sil-uh-buh l, dis-sil-, dahy-sil-]
  1. disyllable.
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Related formsdis·syl·lab·ic [dis-i-lab-ik, dis-si-, dahy-si-] /ˌdɪs ɪˈlæb ɪk, ˌdɪs sɪ-, ˌdaɪ sɪ-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dissyllable

Historical Examples

  • We have here an instance of the use of the word prayers as a dissyllable.

    Notes and Queries, Number 73, March 22, 1851


  • The word is koach (pronounced as a dissyllable thus, ko-ach).

    Bible Animals;

    J. G. Wood

  • A word of two syllables is named a Dissyllable; as, cat-gut, mu-sic.

  • It is in this century that we first meet with Fairy as a dissyllable, and with a plural.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley

  • "I said a dissyllable name," remarks Constance, with gentle asperity.

    Red as a Rose is She

    Rhoda Broughton

British Dictionary definitions for dissyllable


disyllable (ˈdaɪsɪləbəl, dɪˈsɪl-)

  1. grammar a word of two syllables
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Derived Formsdissyllabic (ˌdɪsɪˈlæbɪk, ˌdɪssɪ-, ˌdaɪ-) or disyllabic (ˌdaɪsɪˈlæbɪk, ˌdɪ-), adjective
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