Definition of Dissyllable

1. Noun. A word having two syllables.

Exact synonyms: Disyllable
Generic synonyms: Word



Definition of Dissyllable

1. n. A word of two syllables; as, pa- per.

Definition of Dissyllable

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of disyllable) ¹

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Definition of Dissyllable

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissyllable

dissuasive
dissuasively
dissuasiveness
dissuasory
dissunder
dissundered
dissundering
dissunders
dissyllabic
dissyllabification
dissyllabifications
dissyllabize
dissyllabized
dissyllabizes
dissyllabizing
dissyllable (current term)
dissyllables
dissymmetric
dissymmetrical
dissymmetrically
dissymmetries
dissymmetry
dissympathy
distad
distaff
distaff side
distaffs
distain
distained
distaining

Literary usage of Dissyllable

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1821)
"But, according to the Oxonian mode of pronunciation, every dissyllable in the verse is a ... dissyllable ..."

2. On Early English Pronunciation: With Special Reference to Shakespeare and by Alexander John Ellis, William Salesbury, Johann Andreas Schmeller, Francis James Child, Alexander Barclay, Johan Winkler (1874)
"... where the resonance is modi lied by an о cavity; (пэ-st. ga), paper; (.tg „ja;u[h), tooth, with final h, it may be considered a dissyllable; ..."

3. A System of English Versification: Containing Rules for the Structure of the by Erastus Everett (1848)
"The Elision of a Consonant in order to change a dissyllable into a Monosyllable. The elision of a consonant in order to change a ..."

4. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"This word is spoken as a dissyllable. Vid. Love's Lab. Lost. The Editors of Shakspeare, c supposing that swear was but one syllable ..."

5. Latin Prosody Made Easy by John Carey, Terentianus Maurus (1830)
"... used as a dissyllable, generally has the I shortt, though, in reality, it is common. ... dissyllable ..."

6. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"... but placed before words to modify their signification. 103. MONOSYLLABLE.—A word of one syllable. 104. dissyllable.—A word of two syllables. 105. ..."

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