Definition of Trisyllable

1. Noun. A word having three syllables.

Generic synonyms: Word



Definition of Trisyllable

1. n. A word consisting of three syllables only; as, a- ven-ger.

Definition of Trisyllable

1. Noun. a word comprised of three syllables ¹

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Definition of Trisyllable

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trisyllable

trists
tristylous
trisubstituted
trisul
trisula
trisulas
trisulc
trisulcate
trisulfide
trisulfides
trisulphide
trisulphides
trisuls
trisyllabic
trisyllabics
trisyllable (current term)
trisyllables
trit
tritactic
tritagonist
tritanol
tritanomaly
tritanopia
tritanopias
tritanopic
trite
trite law
tritely
triteness
tritenesses

Literary usage of Trisyllable

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"This word was long used in English as a trisyllable, though statue was also employed. Lord Bacon has it more than once in his 45th Essay ; and also in other ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"This word was long used in English as a trisyllable, though statue was also employed. ... trisyllable ..."

3. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"trisyllable.—A word of three syllables. 106. ACCENTED SYLLABLE. One that is pronounced with more force than others in the same word. Remark 1. ..."

4. Thirteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1878)
"88 one of 33 spondaic verses in luv. in 31 of the number the final word is a trisyllable or ... trisyllable ..."

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