dissyllable


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dis·syl·la·ble

 (dī′sĭl′ə-bəl, dī-sĭl′-, dĭ-)
n.
Variant of disyllable.

dissyllable

(dɪˈsɪləbəl; ˈdɪsˌsɪl-; ˈdaɪsɪl-) or

disyllable

n
(Linguistics) grammar a word of two syllables
dissyllabic, disyllabic adj

di•syl•la•ble

(ˈdaɪˌsɪl ə bəl, daɪˈsɪl-, dɪ-)

also dissyllable



n.
a word of two syllables.
[1580–90; < Greek disýllabos of two syllables; see di-1, syllable]
di•syl•lab•ic (ˌdaɪ sɪˈlæb ɪk, ˌdɪs ɪ-) adj.
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Noun1.dissyllable - a word having two syllables
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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Syllabic division in Tatar differs from the Russian one mainly by the fact, that in dissyllable and multisyllable words, the second and following syllables show a strong dislike for two consonants nearby in the beginning of combinations, for instance: [kosh/ta] "on the bird", [kis/ken] "cut".
Here the secondary stress on the last syllable of "mystery" has to carry the ictus, and "your" must be pronounced as a dissyllable, as must "our" in the prince's "That who are vigilant for our safety" (46).
2,12,4), and he manages to mangle even that dissyllable (2,14,5).