trisyllable

[ trahy-sil-uh-buh l, trahy-sil-, tri- ]
/ ˈtraɪˌsɪl ə bəl, traɪˈsɪl-, trɪ- /

noun

a word of three syllables, as pendulum.

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Origin of trisyllable

1580–90; tri- + syllable, modeled on Greek trisýllabos having three syllables

OTHER WORDS FROM trisyllable

tri·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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British Dictionary definitions for trisyllable

trisyllable
/ (traɪˈsɪləbəl) /

noun

a word of three syllables

Derived forms of trisyllable

trisyllabic (ˌtraɪsɪˈlæbɪk), adjectivetrisyllabically, adverb
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