quadrisyllabic

Related to quadrisyllabic: polysyllabic word, trisyllable

quadrisyllabic

(ˌkwɒdrɪsɪˈlæbɪk)
n
1. (Poetry) a word or poetic meter with four syllables
2. (Linguistics) a word or poetic meter with four syllables
adj
(Linguistics) having four syllables
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if PAN and its descendants lacked quadrisyllabic stems, *qali-/kali- words would have had high perceptual salience .
However, there was no significant difference between the perception of disyllabic words and trisyllabic words or between the perception of trisyllabic words and quadrisyllabic words.
In the Divina commedia for instance, Dante employs the name Beatrice as a trisyllabic word 42 times, and as a quadrisyllabic word 20 times, as befits the poetic meter at each occurrence.
As illustrated in table 7, the first declension contains morphologically simple nouns with quadrisyllabic genitive singulars in -i, such as koridori.
In light quadrisyllabic genitive singulars, both feet are trochaic.
We present analyses of the monomorphemic words in the CELEX lexical database, which showed that penultimate primary stress is less frequent in Dutch and English trisyllabic than quadrisyllabic words.
For this we compared tri- and quadrisyllabic existing words and pseudowords in Dutch, German, and English.
A subsidiary reason for the absence of verbal amreditas might well have been that most such forms would have been trisyllabic, some even quadrisyllabic (*havamahe-havamahe) and would have been avoided on those grounds alone (cf.
But Verlaine's quadrisyllabic lines, which know when to run on and when to be end-stopped, triumph with their carefully wrought musicality.
stems in Punu are maximally quadrisyllabic with severe constraints on vowel (and consonant) distributions within the prosodic trough (cf.
We also see that the only words that receive a secondary stress are forms that are quadrisyllabic, as in (2d).
Second, any trisyllabic or quadrisyllabic forms that reduplicate also display syncope.