disyllable

[dahy-sil-uh-buh l, dahy-sil-, di-]

Origin of disyllable

1580–90; di-1 + syllable; compare Greek disýllabos of two syllables; variant dissyllable has ss < Middle French dissilabe
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disyllable

noun
  1. a variant of dissyllable
Derived Formsdisyllabic (ˌdaɪsɪˈlæbɪk, ˌdɪ-), adjective
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