trisyllable

[trahy-sil-uh-buh l, trahy-sil-, tri-]

Origin of trisyllable

1580–90; tri- + syllable, modeled on Greek trisýllabos having three syllables
Related formstri·syl·lab·ic [trahy-si-lab-ik, tris-i-] /ˌtraɪ sɪˈlæb ɪk, ˌtrɪs ɪ-/, tri·syl·lab·i·cal, adjectivetri·syl·lab·i·cal·ly, adverbtri·syl·lab·ism, noun
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trisyllable

noun
  1. a word of three syllables
Derived Formstrisyllabic (ˌtraɪsɪˈlæbɪk), adjectivetrisyllabically, adverb
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