- a word of four syllables.
Origin of quadrisyllable
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Quadrisyllable endings are frequent in the metrically strict Claudian.
For the quadrisyllable ending to the pentameter, see at ii 10 Alcinoo (p 164).
They are, in the way of metre, choriambics; and a choriambic is a quadrisyllable foot.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
But Alexandrides lengthens the word into a quadrisyllable, and calls it .
Quadrisyllable, kwod-ri-sil′a-bl n. a word consisting of four syllables.