[trahy-sil-uh-buh l, trahy-sil-, tri-]
- a word of three syllables, as pendulum.
Origin of trisyllable
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A word of three syllables is termed a Trisyllable; as, Mag-net-ism, Mum-mer-y.The Comic English Grammar
Therefore, rehu might be a monosyllable, a dissyllable, or a trisyllable.Legends, Tales and Poems
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Unless we are to pronounce this as a trisyllable a word must have dropped out of this line.The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume VI
In the first line I inserted in my Edition all; but it was needless; for 'doctrine' was no doubt pronounced as a trisyllable.
Three consonants running, as in 'perfunctory', keep the stress where it has to be in a trisyllable, such as 'victory'.Society for Pure English Tract 4
- a word of three syllables