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or dis·syl·lab·ic

[dahy-si-lab-ik, dis-i- or dis-i-lab-ik, dis-si-, dahy-si-]
  1. consisting of or pertaining to two syllables.
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Origin of disyllabic

First recorded in 1630–40; di-1 + syllabic
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Historical Examples of disyllabic

  • Hemistichs of this type, on the other hand, with a disyllabic first thesis are not uncommon, syan frum wox Beow.

    A History of English Versification

    Jakob Schipper

  • The septenary line, however, in its strict form admits only of monosyllabic caesura and disyllabic ending.

  • We seldom find three-foot verses with disyllabic rhymes throughout.

  • This French metre consists of eight syllables when the ending is monosyllabic, and nine when it is disyllabic.

  • The archaic certes, however, is still always treated as a disyllabic, e.g.