disyllabic


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di·syl·la·ble

also dis·syl·la·ble  (dī′sĭl′ə-bəl, dī-sĭl′-, dĭ-)
n.
A word with two syllables.

di′syl·lab′ic (dī′sĭ-lăb′ĭk, dĭs′sĭ-) adj.
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Adj.1.disyllabic - having or characterized by or consisting of two syllables
syllabic - consisting of a syllable or syllables
Translations

disyllabic

[ˌdɪsɪˈlæbɪk] ADJdisílabo

disyllabic

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Feet in Livonian consist of one to three syllables, with disyllabic feet being the most typical.
After the loss of *i, the i in the disyllabic sequence *a-i desyllabified, yielding *-ai--and consequently-- e-- (cf.
Drawing on both synchronic and diachronic data, he finds that the shift is not complete and is progressing at different rates, that the type of action influences how it is represented, that all the languages were more verb-framed during the 19th century than they are now, and that the typological change over the past two centuries correlates with the change of Chinese from a monosyllabic to a disyllabic language.
Due to the high frequency of pf disyllabic roots, of the kind CVCV (consonant/vowel/consonant/vowel), CVN (consonant/vowel/nasal), or CVV (consonant/vowel/vowel), Mande was written in syllabary.
In this paper, she finds a clear distinction in the handling of the blank verse line (in such things as deviations from the iambic pattern, inversions, and disyllabic scansion of suffixes in words like "distinction" or "ambiti-ous" ) in passages in / Henry VI that can be assigned to Kyd, Nashe, and Shakespeare.
specifically how he molded their inherently homophonic texture and rigid disyllabic patterns of long-short declamation into building blocks of rhythmic cells in binary-ternary patterns and "enciless kaleidoscopic permutations" of astonishing variety to create a unique.
He also discards non-essential elements in sentences such as adverbial and verbal suffixes, and strives to make every Chinese character function to its fullest potential: if a monosyllabic verb can replace a disyllabic verb with the same meaning, he will use the monosyllabic verb ("The Modern" 113).
The findings of the study revealed that the perception of monosyllabic words was significantly lower than the perception of disyllabic words.
In Chhatthare Limbu, The sequence of CVCV, CVCCV, CVCVC and CVCCVC constitutes disyllabic pattern.
The loss of [-e] in disyllabic words ending in -e towards the end of the fourteenth century resulted in spellings where this ending seemed redundant (Gorlach 1991 : 47).
The multiplicity of the poem's "here" is first suggested through the enjambment "here / among," contrasting the monosyllabic, acoustically sharp and closed "here" with the vocalic openness and nasal glide of the disyllabic "among.