quadriliteral

[kwod-ruh-lit-er-uh l]

adjective

using or consisting of four letters.

noun

a quadriliteral word or root.

Nearby words

  1. quadrigeminal body,
  2. quadrigeminal rhythm,
  3. quadrigeminum,
  4. quadrilateral,
  5. quadrilingual,
  6. quadrille,
  7. quadrillion,
  8. quadrinomial,
  9. quadriparesis,
  10. quadripartite

Origin of quadriliteral

First recorded in 1765–75; quadri- + literal

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Word Origin and History for quadriliteral

quadriliteral

adj.

"consisting of four letters," 1771, from quadri- + literal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper