Trisyllable Tri*syl"la*ble, n. [Pref. tri- + syllable.] A word consisting of three syllables only; as, a-ven-ger. [1913 Webster]

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  • trisyllable — [trī sil′ə bəl, trī′sil΄ə bəl] n. a word of three syllables trisyllabic [trī΄si lab′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • trisyllable — noun Date: 1589 a word of three syllables …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • trisyllable — noun a word comprised of three syllables See Also: trisyllabic …   Wiktionary

  • trisyllable — [trʌɪ sɪləb(ə)l] noun a word or metrical foot of three syllables. Derivatives trisyllabic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • trisyllable — tri·syllable …   English syllables

  • trisyllable — tri•syl•la•ble [[t]ˈtraɪˌsɪl ə bəl, traɪˈsɪl [/t]] n. pro a word or metrical unit of three syllables • Etymology: 1580–90; < Gk trisýllabos; see tri , syllable …   From formal English to slang

  • trisyllable — /ˈtraɪsɪləbəl/ (say truysiluhbuhl) noun a word of three syllables, as telephone. –trisyllabic /traɪsəˈlæbɪk/ (say truysuh labik), trisyllabical /traɪsəˈlæbɪkəl/ (say truysuh labikuhl), adjective –trisyllabically /traɪsəˈlæbɪkli/ (say truysuh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • trisyllable —   n. word of three syllables.    ♦ trysyllabic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • trisyllable — n. a word or metrical foot of three syllables. Derivatives: trisyllabic adj …   Useful english dictionary

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