Quadrisyllable
Quadrisyllable Quad`ri*syl"la*ble, n. [Quadri- + syllable: cf. F. quadrisyllabe.] A word consisting of four syllables. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • quadrisyllable — “+ noun Etymology: quadri + syllable : a word of four syllables * * * quadrisyllabic /kwod reuh si lab ik/, quadrisyllabical, adj. /kwod reuh sil euh beuhl/, n. a word of four syllables. [1650 60; QUADRI + SYLLABLE] * * * quadrisyllable /kwod ri… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quadrisyllable — quadrisyllabic /kwod reuh si lab ik/, quadrisyllabical, adj. /kwod reuh sil euh beuhl/, n. a word of four syllables. [1650 60; QUADRI + SYLLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • quadrisyllable — quad·ri·syllable …   English syllables

  • quadrisyllable — quad•ri•syl•la•ble [[t]ˈkwɒd rəˌsɪl ə bəl[/t]] n. ling. a word of four syllables • Etymology: 1650–60 quad ri•syl•lab′ic sɪˈlæb ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • quadrisyllable — /ˈkwɒdrəsɪləbəl/ (say kwodruhsiluhbuhl) noun a word of four syllables. –quadrisyllabic /kwɒdrəsəˈlæbɪk/ (say kwodruhsuh labik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • quadrisyllable —   n. word of four syllables.    ♦ quadrisyllabic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Quaternion — Qua*ter ni*on, n. [L. quaternio, fr. quaterni four each. See {Quaternary}.] 1. The number four. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] 2. A set of four parts, things, or person; four things taken collectively; a group of four words, phrases, circumstances,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tetrasyllable — Tet ra*syl la*ble, n. [Tetra + syllable: cf. Gr. ? of four syllables.] A word consisting of four syllables; a quadrisyllable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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