Tetrasyllable
Tetrasyllable Tet"ra*syl`la*ble, n. [Tetra- + syllable: cf. Gr. ? of four syllables.] A word consisting of four syllables; a quadrisyllable. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrasyllable — [te′trə sil΄ə bəl] n. a word of four syllables tetrasyllabic [te′trəsi lab′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • tetrasyllable — tetrasyllabic /te treuh si lab ik/, tetrasyllabical, adj. /te treuh sil euh beuhl, te treuh sil /, n. a word or line of verse of four syllables. [1580 90; TETRA + SYLLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetrasyllable — noun /tɛtɹəˈsɪləbl/ A word comprising four syllables …   Wiktionary

  • tetrasyllable — noun a word having four syllables. Derivatives tetrasyllabic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • tetrasyllable — tet•ra•syl•la•ble [[t]ˈtɛ trəˌsɪl ə bəl, ˌtɛ trəˈsɪl [/t]] n. pro a word or line of verse of four syllables • Etymology: 1580–90 tet ra•syl•lab′ic sɪˈlæb ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • tetrasyllable — /ˈtɛtrəsɪləbəl/ (say tetruhsiluhbuhl) noun a word of four syllables. –tetrasyllabic /tɛtrəsəˈlæbɪk/ (say tetruhsuh labik), tetrasyllabical /tɛtrəsəˈlæbɪkəl/ (say tetruhsuh labikuhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrasyllable —   n. word of four syllables.    ♦ tetrasyllabic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tetrasyllable — n. a word of four syllables. Derivatives: tetrasyllabic adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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