triliteral

[trahy-lit-er-uh l]
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adjective

using or consisting of three letters.
(of Semitic roots) consisting of three consonants.

noun

a triliteral word or root.

Origin of triliteral

First recorded in 1745–55; tri- + literal
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British Dictionary definitions for triliteral

triliteral

adjective

having three letters
(of a word root in Semitic languages) consisting of three consonants

noun

a word root of three consonants
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