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disyllable

[ dahy-sil-uh-buhl, dahy-sil-, dih- ]
/ ˈdaɪˌsɪl ə bəl, daɪˈsɪl-, dɪ- /
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noun

a word of two syllables.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for disyllable

disyllable
/ (ˈdaɪsɪləbəl, dɪˈsɪl-) /

noun

a variant of dissyllable

Derived forms of disyllable

disyllabic (ˌdaɪsɪˈlæbɪk, ˌdɪ-), adjective
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