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Definition of "dissyllabic" [dis•syl•lab•ic]

  • Archaic form of disyllabic. (adjective)

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Use "dissyllabic" in a sentence
  • "The foregoing are called dissyllabic meters; but the trisyllabic measures have the same names according to the number of feet."
  • "The wrenching of accent for metrical purposes, moreover, is not confined to the dissyllabic words which show the simple recession of accent."
  • "These four movements are variously named: the first two are called _falling_, the second two _rising_; 1a and 2a are called _duple_ or _dissyllabic_, 1b and 2b _triple_ or _trisyllabic_; 1a is called"