Trisyllabic
Trisyllabic Tris`yl*lab"ic, Trisyllabical Tris`yl*lab"ic*al, a. [L. trisyllabus, Gr. ?; ? (see {Tri-}) + ? a syllable: cf. F. trissyllabique.] Of or pertaining to a trisyllable; consisting of three syllables; as, ``syllable'' is a trisyllabic word. -- {Tris`yllab"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • trisyllabic — adjective Etymology: Latin trisyllabus, from Greek trisyllabos, from tri + syllabē syllable Date: circa 1637 having three syllables < a trisyllabic word > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trisyllabic — tri•syl•lab•ic [[t]ˌtraɪ sɪˈlæb ɪk[/t]] adj. consisting of three syllables: a trisyllabic metrical foot[/ex] • Etymology: 1635–45 tri syl•lab′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • trisyllabic — See trisyllable. * * * …   Universalium

  • trisyllabic — 1. adjective having three syllables 2. noun a word comprised of three syllables …   Wiktionary

  • trisyllabic — tri·syllabic …   English syllables

  • trisyllabic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trisyllabic laxing — or trisyllabic shortening is a process in English whereby tense vowels (which are long vowels or diphthongs) become lax (i.e. short monophthongs ( lax ) in word formation) when followed by two syllables, of which the first syllable is unstressed …   Wikipedia

  • Trisyllabical — Trisyllabic Tris yl*lab ic, Trisyllabical Tris yl*lab ic*al, a. [L. trisyllabus, Gr. ?; ? (see {Tri }) + ? a syllable: cf. F. trissyllabique.] Of or pertaining to a trisyllable; consisting of three syllables; as, syllable is a trisyllabic word.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trisyllabically — Trisyllabic Tris yl*lab ic, Trisyllabical Tris yl*lab ic*al, a. [L. trisyllabus, Gr. ?; ? (see {Tri }) + ? a syllable: cf. F. trissyllabique.] Of or pertaining to a trisyllable; consisting of three syllables; as, syllable is a trisyllabic word.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trisyllable — trisyllabic /truy si lab ik, tris i /, trisyllabical, adj. trisyllabically, adv. trisyllabism, n. /truy sil euh beuhl, truy sil , tri /, n. a word of three syllables, as pendulum. [1580 90; TRI + SYLLABLE, modeled on Gk trisýllabos having three… …   Universalium

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