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.

Nearby words

  1. trilateration,
  2. trilby,
  3. trilemma,
  4. trilinear,
  5. trilingual,
  6. triliteralism,
  7. trilithon,
  8. trill,
  9. trilling,
  10. trilling, lionel

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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