imparisyllabic

[ im-par-uh-si-lab-ik ]
/ ɪmˌpær ə sɪˈlæb ɪk /
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adjective

(of a noun) not composed of the same number of syllables in all of its inflected forms, as Latin corpus, corporis.

Nearby words

  1. impanation,
  2. impanel,
  3. impar,
  4. imparadise,
  5. imparipinnate,
  6. imparity,
  7. impark,
  8. imparl,
  9. imparlance,
  10. impart

Origin of imparisyllabic

First recorded in 1720–30; impar + -i- + syllabic

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imparisyllabic

/ (ɪmˌpærsɪˈlæbɪk) /

adjective

(of a noun or verb in inflected languages) having inflected forms with different numbers of syllablesCompare parisyllabic
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