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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Women," on the other hand, is disyllabic and is stressed on its first syllable.
Disyllabic rhymes (neither, breather) shrink to one-syllable rhymes inside two-syllable words (opposed, enclosed), and then to the desperate gasps of go and O.
9) The rhyme of the disyllabic lines echoes the last word in the preceding line and in doing so creates surprising combinations of words that have no logical connection with one another.
If one is to keep Q's 't", then one also needs to keep the disyllabic pronunciation suggested by Q's spelling 'yeares'.
Seeing both first and second half-lines with disyllabic anacrusis as part of the long line, and finding that with some classes of sentence particles the other half-line is more often hypermetrical than with others is a major step forward in understanding 'Kuhn's Law', understanding anacrusis, and understanding the long line.
Disyllabic compounds make up about 70 per cent of basic vocabulary in modern Chinese.
53) Thus, while the relatively early Aratea shows regularized caesura and disyllabic or trisyllabic line-end, it still allows both the spondaic fifth foot(54) and the trochaic caesura in the fourth.
Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh - actually his Vietnamese first name is the disyllabic Quang-Ngoc (Shining Gem), brutally broken up by ignorant Immigration and Naturalization Service clerks - is one of the seventeen children of the Huynh clan in a Mekong Delta village.
The ready ease of Melibee's question intimates its complacency, which is lent a comic cast by the wavering referent of the phrase "my flockes father" (the ram or the deity) and the disyllabic rhyme (amend it/send it).
This idea of harmony seems even more clear with disyllabic or "feminine" endings: "faces/houses" is more appealing than "faces/places"; "flavor/quiver" has more interest than "flavor/savor" or "giver/quiver.